Dogara endorses APC’s Sadiq Abubakar for Bauchi guber polls
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara has endorsed the candidate of Air Marshall Sadiq Baba Abubakar (rtd) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for next week’s governoship election in Bauchi State.
Dogara is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party and member of the campaign council of the party’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.
In 2019, he helped mobilise a coalition of political parties and interest groups in Bauchi which ousted former Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar and installed Senator Bala Mohammed in 2019.
However, shortly after the elections Governor Bala Mohammed fell out with Dogara and others.
Dogara had accused Mohammed of corruption including non-payment of salaries of teachers and civil servants.
The former Speaker led a campaign team of Air Marshall Sadiq Baba Abubakar across some Bauchi local governments including Kirfi and Alkaleri where Governor Bala Mohammed came from.
Speaking to a mammoth crowd of supporters in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Dogara urged the people to toe the path of honour by voting out Bala Mohammed from office.
“We came to tell you the truth, that we need to effect a change of leadership in Bauchi State.
“I came here to enlighten you that even though your son (Governor Mohammed) is there but since he is not doing well we should change him. I urge you all to cast your vote for Air Marshall Sadiq Abubakar on Saturday.”
He described Air Marshall Abubakar as a father who will bring succour to the people of Bauchi State.