Muslim Groups Condemn Protest Against Speaker Yakubu Dogara In Bauchi
From Yahaya Audu, Bauchi
A coalition of Muslims groups in Bauchi has condemned a protest against Speaker House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara saying that the protest was meant to smear and dent the good name and image of the Speaker who have worked hard to earn it.
Addressing journalists yesterday at a Press Conference in Bauchi, Chairman of the groups, Islamiya Teachers Association, Umar Abdullahi, Al”ula Islamic Movement, Sani Babawo Aliyu, and BATISTA Imam Adulakarim Gamu called on Muslim youths to distance themselves from politician’s who use religion as a bases of gaining power.
“We are here to counter an earlier protest staged by some miscreant youths believe to be sponsored by Government, some political enemies of the Speaker Yakubu Dogara, enemies of Bauchi State, that Dogara is anti Buhari and lopsided. We want people to disregard such protest as baseless targeting at denting the image, integrity, and personally of the Speaker who has been successful in his career as politicians“.
He said, it is quiet unfortunate that some politicians are engaging the services of some hopeless youths and women to stage a rally in Bauchi town in order to smear, dent, and blackmail the Speaker who has been steadfast, resilient, generous, honest and honest while handling his primary responsibilities.
“Dogara is the most popular and highly successful politician at the movement, not only in Bauchi state but the whole of North East Region and Nigeria“.
He said, the protest rally against Dogara started at Wunti roundabout to Emir Drive and finally terminated procession at Government House Bauchi Monday, clearly indicating that they were sponsored by desperate politicians to smear the good name of Speaker Yakubu Dorara.
He called on Muslim youth to be more careful with politicians especially those using the name of religion to dent and blackmail their opposition who are non-Muslims, saying judgment awaits those who cheat, manipulate, blackmail non-Muslims because of politics.
The group further stressed that Dogara played a major role, sacrifice and contribution to All Progressive Congress (APC) and Buhari campaign organization in 2014 during and after primaries. “Dogara never played politics of religion, tribe or segregation amongst people“.
Fielding questions from Journalists, Imam Abdulkarim Gamu recall that the people of Bauchi and members of the APC in Bauchi state were overwhelmed when they learnt that Dogara was joining APC 2014.
He pointed out that Speaker Dogara has helped a lot of people in Bauchi state across religions, tribes, downtrodden, farmers and common man on the streets. “In the whole of Bauchi state no one is helping Muslims like the Speaker, he has constructed uncountable mosques, feeding Muslims during Ramadan, Sallah gifts and lot more“.
“We are calling on the president to intervene in this situation so that it may not have a religion connotation because we know Dogara to be a man of peace, progress and a man that have his people and Bauchi state heart”.
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