Bauchi Governor blames Oshiomhole for Assembly crisis

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has blamed the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, for the crisis in the Bauchi State House of Assembly.

Mr Mohammed said the APC chairman, not the APC in Bauchi nor the state’s lawmakers, is to blame.

The governor who is currently on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia stated this on Thursday in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Ladan Salihu.

The Bauchi State House of Assembly in June plunged into a leadership crisis following the election of the speaker by 11 of the 31 members in the assembly.

Thie House of Representative set up a committee to look into the crisis. The committee visited Bauchi, held a public hearing after which it recommended to the National Assembly that the present leadership of the assembly should be voided and the state governor should issue a fresh proclamation for the re-inauguration of the assembly.

Few weeks after the National Assembly’s resolution, 17 other lawmakers appeared at the chambers of the Bauchi Assembly where they eventually agreed to be sworn in by the speaker at a ceremony attended by the governor.

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