Dogara leads coalition of Bauchi political leaders againts Gov Bala Mohammed
- Bello Kirfi, Senators Nazif, Misau, others join moves to oust governor
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara is leading a coalition of different interest and political groups against Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State.
The former House Speaker, though a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has pitched his tent with the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) retired Air Marshall Sadiq Baba Abubakar.
Notable amongst political leaders in the coalition are elderstatesman Alhaji Bello Kirfi, another PDP chieftain Senator Suleiman Nazif, Senator Isa Hamma Misau, Hon Abdulmumin Kudak, Hon Mohammed Sani Abdu, and Hon Yakubu Abdullahi Wowo.
In 2019, Dogara as Speaker then, led a similar coalition against then governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar of the APC.
Shortly after his emergence as Governor, Bala Mohammed fell out with most of the political stalwarts that supported his election.
Responding to questions by journalists as to whether he has returned to the APC by supporting its candidate for Bauchi governorship, he said: “I am supporting candidates not parties”.
The former Speaker had supported and delivered his two proteges- Shehu Buba and Jafaru Leko in the APC who were elected as Senator and member of the House of Representatives respectively.
He had said that all his candidates except the Presidential are in the APC.
For the past weeks, he has been leading campaign of the APC candidate Air Marshall Abubakar (rtd) across the length and breath of Bauchi State where he described the four years of Governor Bala Mohammed as a disaster to the people of Bauchi State.