A former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Tuggar has said the Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar’s alleged misrule and impunity was responsible for selfinflicted protest against him by the All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders in the state including the Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, the three Senators from the state and the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.
Tuggar, the Chairman of the Committee on Public Procurements of the House and 2011 gubernatorial candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the state, accused the governor of abandoning the people and embarking on questionable projects and actions since his assumption of office. Dogara, three Senators and 12 members of the House of Representatives recently visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Villa to protest the alleged corruption and high-handedness of the governor.
Speaking in an interview in Abuja, Tuggar, who spoke on behalf of the APC leaders, explained: “First and foremost, I will say it is really unfortunate, having all come from the same political party with Governor Abubakar including the Hon. Yakubu Dogara, three Senators representing the state, 12 members of the House of Representatives, Minister of Education and myself to complain about the governor’s policies.
“We have to speak against the policies of Governor Abubakar and the divisive politics that he has been practising and the threat posed by his style of governance to our dear state.
This is why as leaders and stakeholders we could not look the other way while our state is being destroyed by one individual and his praise singers.” Tuggar accused the governor of awarding questionable contracts and not adhering to the public procurement act, even as he said that in spite of the economic recession, the governor was living an ostentatious lifestyle at the expense of the state workers and pensioners