Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government to try its best to fulfil its promises to Nigerians.
Dogara made the call when Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abubakar visited him on Thursday in Abuja.
“Our people have witnessed bad leadership, especially in the last eight years; it will be a disaster if we don’t save this situation,” Dogara said.
He acknowledged the overwhelming support given the party by the people of Bauchi.
“Everybody knows the passion of our people in Bauchi State; they embraced us against all odds, against the sitting governor, because they feared the kind of situation in which they found themselves under the last regime.
“They needed change and thank God we came with this promise of change,” he said.
“It now behoves on us to pull our energies together, synergize and to ensure that these people that the president has appointed help to ameliorate the conditions of our people,” Dogara said.
He urged Governor Abubakar to work together with all Federal Government appointees from his state in order to harness their resources for the progress and development of Bauchi.
“If there is no leadership, this will not happen, and the difference between a bush and a garden is just organisation.
“If you have a wonderful garden and you don’t organise it, over time it will become a bush in itself.
“That therefore means that without leadership, we will not even come together, let alone bring our resources and strength together to improve the conditions of our people,” he added.
Speaking earlier, the governor said that the purpose of his visit to Dogara was to identify with him for all the good things he had been doing to stabilise the polity.
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP
Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.
He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.
Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.
The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.
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This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.
Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.
“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.
“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.
“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.
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He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.
Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.
He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.
The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.
He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.
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