Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has been taken to the cleaners by Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State for saying that he has duped the state of N400 billion.
The Special Adviser on Media and Strategy to Governor Abubakar, Ali Ali who spoke on behalf of the governor said;
“What Dogara has said is laughable and puerile because Bauchi State’s internally generated revenue and federal allocations between 2015 and now is not up to N400 billion.”
“So, the question to ask is: How can the governor divert a non-existent amount of money through ghost workers? It is indeed shocking and disappointing that Dogara who is a lawyer and the number 4 Citizen of Nigeria, does not know that it is an offence to blatantly and shamelessly lie against another person all in a bid to score cheap political advantage.”
“We understand he made this bogus claim in Dass to deceive and incite the people against Governor M.A.Abubakar but we can assure him that the people he is desperately trying to hoodwink know better and have since left him and his party behind.”
“Governor Abubakar is a God-fearing public servant, who is on the saddle to serve the people and not to divert public funds. “The governor has a name to protect, unlike his accusers who are desperate for both undeserving wealth and popularity.”