Bauchi Assembly crisis: Oshiomhole meets APC lawmakers, warns governor


The National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC),  Adams Oshiomhole, has warned Governor Bala Muhammed of Bauchi State not to disrupt democratic process in the House of Assembly.
He also told the governor to submit to the rule of law by allowing APC lawmakers, who are majority, to lead and pilot the affairs of the Assembly.
Oshiomhole gave the advice on Friday while meeting APC legislators from Bauchi Assembly in Abuja.
The National chairman, who described democracy as a game of numbers, said that democracy must be governed by the rule of law.
“The laws are clear, democracy is a game of numbers. Minority can never preside over majority in a democracy because APC has 22 legislative members, PDP 8 and NNPC 1.
“There is no way PDP can produce the speaker, the deputy speaker and other principal officers,” Oshiomhole said.
According to him, “I have briefed the President in full, having met with you earlier when you shared with me the details. I have had conversation with the Governor. So, I have all the facts”.
He urged Muhammed to borrow a leaf from President Muhammadu Buhari to respect the rights and privileges of APC members-elect in the House of Assembly.
“I recall that our President would always say that the right of our citizens must be respected even during election.
’’It is because of that liberal disposition of the President that you can have a PDP person being proclaimed as the Governor of Bauchi State after the last election,” Oshiomhole said.


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