Nigeria decides: How APC govt is allegedly intimidating traditional rulers for votes – Bauchi PDP

People's Democratic Party

Bauchi State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the state government has threatened to sack any traditional ruler who fails to influence their subjects to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates in Saturday’s election.



Addressing newsmen Friday in Bauchi, the state publicity secretary of the party, Alhaji Yayanuwa Zainabari alleged that the government issued an order to district heads in parts of the state to deliver their districts to the ruling party in the election, adding that the matter triggered conflicts on Thursday in Burra, Ningi local government area between a district head and the people.

He said PDP was concerned about how the government allegedly humiliates royal fathers and undermines their authorities.


“Some district heads were summoned from my local government where they were intimidated. Governor Mohammed Abubakar.He should know that his tenure is limited and traditional rulers will reign forever.

” The traditional rulers should know that we are also their sons and our governorship candidate Bala Mohammed have regards for them. Bala is worried about how they are being maltreated and has vowed to restore their lost glory if elected,” Zainabari said.

He further alleged that the government promised the traditional rulers it dethroned earlier that if they deliver their various wards to the APC, they will be reinstated.

The PDP publicity secretary added that there was a plot by the state government to rig the election in favour of the ruling party vowing that the PDP was ready to checkmate all planned electoral malpractices.

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