Bauchi lawmaker blames Buhari over party’s crisis
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has won all the 27 local council chairmanship seats in the elections held at the weekend.Chairman of the Imo State Independent Electoral Commission (ISIEC), Ethelbert Ibebuchi, said in the case of the councillorship seats, the APC got 636, Accord (one), Rebuild Party (one), PRP (one) and COWA (one).
Ibebuchi, who stated that Oguta, Isu, Ezinihitte, Aboh Mbaise, and Owerri North councillorship position elections were stepped down due to discrepancies, said ISIEC did its best in conducting the poll.He, however, commended the electorate, the media, parties and security agencies for maintaining calmness and decorum during the exercise.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), among others, boycotted the exercise. Meanwhile, a lawmaker in Bauchi State House of Assembly, Aminu Tukur, has chided the leadership style of President Muhammadu Buhari in handling the APC, attributing the crisis rocking the party to the President.
The lawmaker, who stated this yesterday during a chat with newsmen at his Bauchi residence, said: “It was the failure on the part of the President that led to all the kinds of crises rocking the party all over the federation. I am calling on the President to still be a father to everybody otherwise, I am certainly sure it is not going to end well.
“We decided to go to the APP so that we could have the mandate of the ordinary man. Unfortunately, the very ordinary person who usually complained about being neglected by the present government in the state, decided otherwise. It goes to tell us that those that we are supposed to take care of are even not ready to appreciate what we have been doing to them.”