Seal Off Bauchi House of Assembly, Oshiomole Tells IGP
By Odeh Henry
Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu to seal off Bauchi State House of Assembly over the emergence of two factional Speakers on the floor of the House.
Oshiomhole while addressing APC lawmakers in Bauchi House of Assembly said, President Muhammadu Buhari has been briefed on the crisis rocking the state house of assembly
noting that he has also had discussions with the Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed on the growing crisis, the APC national chairman said the Police is not expected to provide security on an illegal matter.
“I have briefed the President in full having met with you earlier when you shared with me the details. I have had a conversation with the Governor so I have all the facts. We members of NWC have met with the IGP after deliberating on the issues,” he said.
“We will prevail on him to ensure that the police do not provide security for an illegal act. Because the worse form of robbery is political robbery, it is worse than robbing people of their properties,” he said.
Also noting that it will be impossible to have PDP members as Speaker, deputy speaker and other principal officers of the House, Oshiomhole said the governor must desist from inviting trouble for himself.
“There is no way the PDP can produce the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker and other principal officers. If the Governor insists, then he is inviting trouble for himself. He should have said he is vacating the Government House, until the determination of his case,” he concluded.
The ruling party’s national chairman also added that if Mohammed had submitted to the rule of law, the governor would have no choice than to submit himself and the PDP in Bauchi to rule of law.
“I assure you on behalf of APC that we stand by the statement we made yesterday that the purported election organised under cover with illegal use of the Nigerian Police to install a puppet against the wish of the majority of the members cannot stand and it will not stand by God’s grace.”
“We will fight it to its logical conclusion and we will prevail on the police to provide enforcement for the rule of law, we are not asking for any partisan support. The parliament must be secured because that is the business of the police and security agencies to secure lives and properties. The parliament is the property of the people of Bauchi state.
“They must ensure it is used for the purpose for which it was built, which is for law making not for the Governor to lock up the place,” he added.