Dogara is a sinking man from a tiny community – Bauchi governor

Speaker, Nigeria House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara

Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, has described the Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, as a sinking man who is desperate for political survival.

Mr Abubakar said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists at the APC National secretariat in Abuja.

The governor was reacting to a statement by the nation’s number four citizen where he accused President Muhammadu Buhari of subjecting the country to dictatorship with his threat to have ballot box snatchers pay with their lives.

“Dogara is from a tiny community in Bauchi state and is contesting for one of the 12 House of Representatives seats in Bauchi state and I am contesting for Governor. Even if we will meet, we are going to meet in that tiny area.

“I understand where he is coming from. He is a sinking man and so, he is grabbing everything he can hold on to. I am not his opponent in the election.

“What people failed to understand is that in 2015, the President did not win election in Dogara’s local government and I did not win election in his local government. But today, Buhari is President of Nigeria and I am governor of Bauchi state,” he said.

The governor also threatened to file a law suit against Dogara.

“I have consulted with my lawyers and I intend to sue Dogara and so, I will not comment much on his claims.

“I have said that Dogara should be careful in his utterances because he speaks without considering what comes out of his mouth. Mr President is the chief security officer of Nigeria.

“Anybody who snatches a ballot box is a common criminal under the law. Therefore, stopping a criminal is not an act that should be politicised,” he said.