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Dogara Speaker criticises Governor Abubakar of Bauchi, says he is not performing

Hon. Yakubu Dogara said this while speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Friday, March 31, 2017.

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has slammed the Governor of Bauchi state, Mohammed Abubakar.

According to Daily Post, the Speaker described the Governor as a total failure, adding that he has not performed.

Dogara said this while speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Friday, March 31, 2017.

He said "What bothers me is the people that we sold this agenda to, and I know how politically sophisticated Bauchi State is, it is one of the most politically sophisticated states in Nigeria. Since 2007 you can hardly rig elections in Bauchi, if you win elections in Bauchi, you have won it.

“You can imagine the sitting 2007 governor who wanted to be a senator and he didn’t win. He won in only one local government out of seven.

“So, for us who are members of the political class, that is like a red flag warning that you must perform. Even though I will never engage in confrontation towards the governor; I will never support a situation where we are not delivering the goods.”

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“That is just where the problem is, it doesn’t matter. Anybody who is delivering, who is fulfilling is my wonderful person, but if you are not doing that, I cannot be party to it, so that when the destruction comes as it is certain to come, I’ll be excluded, so that you know that it was not with your consent that this thing happened,” he added.

Dogara also called on Nigerians to lend their voices to the push for financial and administrative autonomy for local governments in the country.

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