From Ahmed Kaigama, Bauchi.
Youth groups under the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, yesterday condemned last Wednesday’s pelting President Goodluck Jonathan’s entourage and the Minister of Federal Capital Territory,FCT, Senator Bala Mohammed. Just as the Bauchi State Youth Control Circle, BBYCC, challenged Yuguda to explain to the world why he was not stoned when delivering his speech,
Leader of the Bauchi state PDP youth arm, Nura Mai-Danshariah, while reacting to the pelting of Jonathan’s entourage and FCT minister, during PDP Presidential rally, apologized to President Jonathan and the FCT Minister and assured them of their resolved to continue to drum support for Jonathan and all PDP candidates in the state.
He however, described the incident as unfortunate, stating that “We were expecting it to come from opposition but ironically it was done by our members. We know that there is an existing internal rancor and disagreement within the party but it is unfortunate that we had decided to wash our dirty pants in an open.”
According to him, “It is shameful that we stabbed ourselves with our own knives while the opposition watch on.”.
He said that in spite of the incident, the youth under the auspices of 700 Kaura Support Groups (KSG), were solidly behind Jonathan and would vote for Jonathan as demanded by the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Mohammed.
Mai-Danshariah promised that KSG had met on Sunday and vowed to vote for the party in the state from top to bottom contrary to calls from some quarters that they should vote from the bottom to the neck for PDP.
He disclosed that Senator Muhammed (FCT), the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Trust Fund ,Prof Suleiman Bogoro,Dr Musa Babayo, Chairman TETFUND, Peoples Democratic Party, Dr Ahmed Muazu, Dr Ali Pate, former Minister of state for Health, and Ladan Salihu, Director General of FRCN, as sons of Bauchi State that were appointed into Federal positions by President Jonathan and the people of the need to reciprocate the kind gesture of the President by voting him in next month’s elections.