By Editor

Yakubu
Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives and chieftain of the Peoples
Democratic Party has rejoiced over the defeat of incumbent Governor of Bauchi
State, Mohammed Abubakar.



Abubakar, who sought for
re-election under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC),
was defeated by a former Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister and PDP
candidate in the state governorship election, Mohammed Bala.
While
glorying in the defeat of Abubakar in a statement he made available to newsmen,
Dogara also advised the governor-elect not to take the trust reposed in him by
Bauchi people for granted.
He
asked him to always remember the rejection of the incumbent governor as a
lesson of what awaits them if they fail to live up to expectations.
“The
victory of PDP in Bauchi State is the crowning of the struggle for the
emancipation and liberation of our people from the forces of darkness, evil and
retrogression that had held the state captive and hostage for over a decade.
“Indeed,
Bauchi and its people have never been this challenged throughout our
contemporary history. An oppressor class led mainly by people from outside has
chained our dear impoverished people to servitude, underdevelopment and penury.
“In
their unlettered arrogance, they have taken Bauchi people for granted to the
point that they believe the patience of an oppressed people will last forever.
They, therefore, sought to perpetuate themselves in office again for another
four years through this elections just to continue feeding their greed and
perfidy.
“Historically,
Bauchi people are known to be brave and politically savvy. They saw through the
charade and decided this is the time to break away from the curse that has
afflicted us thus far.  By our collective resolve and by the results of
this election, we have once again demonstrated to the world that no man-made
chains can bind us to servitude. The chains have come undone sending a clear
message that Bauchi will never bend its back again for an oppressor to ride.
“Today’s
victory is ours. Today’s victory speaks to a better and brighter future for
ourselves, our children and generations yet unborn.
“We
have proven that working together, there is no challenge that we cannot
overcome as a people. I understand as we all celebrate this victory because it
came at a cost so many of us were willing to pay in order to salvage our state
from the precipice. But we cannot tarry long on this mountain of celebrations
as what today’s victory demands of us is to go to work immediately.”
“We cannot go to sleep while
over 1.3 million of our children are roaming the streets without access to
education; while our hospitals do not qualify as consulting clinics; while
hundreds and thousands of our children and youths have no jobs, retirees have
no pensions and gratuities; while the entire Local Government system in the
state have collapsed and while billions of our resources are being looted using
ghost workers and other fraudulent means,” the statement read in part.

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