Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has described as ‘unfortunate, and regrettable’ to see the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, fabricating lies against those who have helped him.
According to the governor, he is surprised to see the former speaker coming up to accuse him of corruptions, after helping him out from losing his mandate as a member of the House of Reps following plots by his (Mohammed’s) adversary, the former state governor.
Naija News understands that Mohammed made the statement as a reaction to the corruption allegations levelled against him by Dogara.
The former speaker who a few days ago dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to join the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, had accused governor Mohammed of diverting a N4.6billion loan, hiking contract sums, and mismanagement of local government funds, Naija News recalls.
Reacting to the allegations, governor Mohammed blasted Dogara, describing his claims as fabricated lies.
“It is a very regrettable development, it is unfortunate, because he is a young man that we so much love and appreciate, including me. Even now I don’t harbour any malice against him,” said the governor while addressing members of Dass/Tafawa Balewa/Bogoro Constituency on a solidarity visit to him in Bauchi on Tuesday, July 28.
He added “But he came to show his true colours as a pretender, as a fabricator of lies against my person, who has helped him to reconnect and recapture his mandate as a member of the House of Reps after being expelled by my adversary, the former Governor.”
Mohammed, however, boasted to the leadership of the opposition party in Nigeria that Bauchi remains “intact” for the party.
Naija News reports that Ayedatiwa is a former representative of the state on the Board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Source: Naija News