From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
All Progressive Congress (APC) Stakeholders have hailed Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar, for making effort to retain Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and Bauchi elders, under the auspices of Wazirin Bauchi, Alhaji Muhammadu Bello Kirfi, in the party.
Leader of the Group, El-Faruk Gadon Bauchi, stated this when he addressed reporters at the Secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalist in Bauchi, where he said “When Governor Badaru came to Bauchi during the just concluded Bauchi South Senatorial bye election, he make the best use of the visit to meet with the aggrieved APC stake holders in the, State especially Dogara, BelloKirfi and other prominent people.
“He clearly told them that the APC at the National level and the Federal Government were seriously concerned with the differences and disagreement among APC stakeholders and leaders in the State, and they are willing to ensure justice and reconcile all of them in the best interest of the party and the country at large”, he said.
El-Faruk who is a close associate of Alhaji Abdulmumini Shafa, said “Shafa represented Dogara during the discussions and all their discussions were fruitful, all of them have no problem whatsoever with President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC at National level, in fact they support all efforts of President Buhari in the fight against corrupt practices and his effort to bring the required development to all parts of the country”.
He said the stakeholders pledged to remain in the party and support whatever effort the national leadership of the party will do to look into their grievances and treat them with justice and fairness.
During the meeting, Gado said the representative of Dogara, Alhaji Shafa, commended the Federal Government for their cooperation to the Speaker that enabled him deliver dividends of democracy to the people of Dass, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro Federal Constituency.
El-Faruk said the beauty of politics is dialogue, saying that through dialogue, people will treat people of different opinions who will agree and disagree, and that at the end, solutions will come and the duo will come out stronger.
He commended Governor Badaru for extending olive branch to strong APC leaders and prayed to almighty God to reward him and to guide him in his effort to see to the success of APC.
Elfaruk commended Dogara, Bauchi elders and other APC stakeholders for their cooperation and for making effort to speak the truth in their quest for justice and fairness.