Rukayat Akanbi, Bauchi
Following the decision of aggrieved 17 lawmakers to rescind their position after inauguration on their floor of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, youths group has issued a 7-day ultimatum to the lawmakers to embrace peace or risk recall process.
The group called Bauchi Assembly of Youths Political Actors (BAYOPA) while speaking with newsmen yesterday, explained that “17 lawmakers under the All Progressives Congress (APC), after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and APC leaders last week rescinded the inauguration they participated in at the Bauchi House of Assembly few days before.”
Coordinator of the group, Hashim Pali said the group would mobilise the constituencies of the 17 members to institute a recall process if they fail to rejoin other members of the House of Assembly in the next 7 days.
Pali said: “We condemn in the strongest possible terms the unfortunate, unreasonable anti-people decision by some members of the House led by Kawuwa Damina in renouncing the truce they had some weeks ago which resulted in their inauguration.
“These two-faced people who were guests to the President last week, went and presented a rather defeatist, self-serving and democratically dangerous position to him as far as the interest of Bauchi State is concerned.
“Bauchi State and its development is the issue of concern to our people, hence it is a greater interest that must prevail. It is against this background that we are using this avenue to serve a 7 days warning to them to rescind their lastest decision on the issue or we shall mobilize our people to proceed with a recall process against them.”
He further claimed that the progress of the State is slowed down because of the lingering crisis between warring factions of the House of Assembly.
“Their actions are slowing the pace of development of our dear State. We hope that these members will heed our warning and do the right thing else we will be forced to recall them,” he said.