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Bauchi youths threaten recall of 17 lawmakers, give reason



The Bauchi Assembly of the Political Actors of Youth (BAYOPA) has threatened to initiate a dismissal process against 17 members of the House of Assembly for terminating its peace pact after the crisis at home.

The group’s central coordinator, Hashim Pali, told reporters in Bauchi on Monday that they would mobilize the constituencies of the 17 aggrieved members to institute a withdrawal process if they failed to meet with their colleagues in the next seven days.

The group said it issued the ultimatum to guarantee peace among the 31 members of the state development assembly.

“Seventeen legislators under the All Progressives Congress (APC), after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and party leaders last week, rescinded the inauguration in which they participated in the House of Assembly a few days before.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the unfortunate and unreasonable anti-personnel decision of some members of the house led by Kawuwa Damina to renounce the truce they had a few weeks ago, which resulted in their inauguration.

“These two-sided people, who were invited to the president last week, went and presented him with a rather defeatist, selfish and democratically dangerous position about Bauchi’s interest.

“The state of Bauchi, as well as its development, is a matter of concern for our people; therefore, it is a greater interest that must prevail. It is in this context that we send you a seven-day warning to rescind your last decision on the issue, or we will mobilize our people to proceed with an impeachment process against them,” said BAYOPA.

Pali also said the state’s progress slowed due to the persistent crisis in the assembly.

“Their actions are slowing the pace of development of our beloved state. We hope these members will heed our warning and do the right thing. Otherwise, we will be forced to remember them,” he said.