A former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has reacted to the decision of the Bauchi Emirate Council to suspend him as Jakadan Bauchi, describing the action as politically motivated.
Mr Dogara in a 1,761 words article, titled; “My Take On My Purported Suspension As Jakadan Bauchi”, alleged that the decision to suspend him was politically motivated.
“The phrase; “Goje uban Kaura” torments the Governor and rents his sleep. Since I dropped like a bag of weed, in order to get at me, he procured the services of a money bag lackey in Zaar land who is also a victim of the same delusions of grandeur about destroying my political career as if they, not God, made me who I am. “It’s a pity that they have failed to learn the hard lessons from others who have tried doing so before them. “It is more tragic for them to imagine that they cannot see what others before them saw by doing what they did. “Is there any wise person out there who believes that he can unmake what God has made?
Dogara also cited instances where other political appointees were stripped of their traditional titles, which he says was done at the instance of Governor Bala Mohammed.
“For their sadistic entertainment, the Governor had before now illegally revoked two titles to my land just as he did to my colleague and namesake, Hon Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi and a former Governor of the State who also doubles as his mentor and benefactor. “Suspension of traditional titles of political opponents at the behest of the Governor has become routine now”, he continued.
Mr Dogara cited others to include; “Before mine came, our father, the Wazirin Bauchi, had been suspended. Likewise, my comrade in the APC, the Wakilin Birni, had been also been suspended. The Emir of Misau was also suspended by the Governor. The question is who is next? This has become the brand of infantile politics of the kleptocracy in Bauchi State. We are not only witnessing the brazen decimation of our State resources, of which hard evidence abounds but our revered traditional Institutions and culture.
“Thankfully, for any Pharaoh there would be a Moses and I am happy to be one of the Moses in Bauchi who will content with this Pharaoh until the reproach that has become our lot is lifted. “This mission cannot be deterred or delayed by all the shenanigans of this modern Pharaoh and all his puppets. Therefore, I rejoiceth as a strong man to run this race. We must not only take back our state from these maniacs but also our traditional institutions so that our people may run to them to obtain justice in times of need as was always the case.”
WikkiTimes recalled that Mr Dogara had written to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba and the Director-General of State Security Services, SSS alerting them of a possible breach of peace in the area should the event be allowed to hold.
Yakubu Dogara who is currently the member representing Bogoro/Dass/ Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives had requested that the organizers be made to sign an undertaking that, should anything happen, they would be held responsible.