Abuja - The Speaker of the House of
Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has paid tribute to voters in Bauchi State for
electing the All Progressives Congress (APC) into power in the general polls
held earlier this year.
The state was seen as a stronghold for the rival People’s
Democratic Party (PDP) but APC candidate, Mohammed Abubakar, won the
governorship poll ahead of PDP’s Mohammed Jatau.
APC polled 654 934 votes to PDP’s 282 650.
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Speaking as he received the governor of Bauchi in the
National Assembly, the Speaker noted that it was the yearning of the people for
a positive change in their lives that led to the massive support the APC got in
the last general elections.
“Our people have witnessed bad leadership, especially in
the last eight years,” said Dogara.
The speaker explained that the case of Bauchi is a
typical example of a situation where the people gave overwhelming support to
the APC in all the elections into the two arms of government because they
looked forward to a better life under the change regime.
“Everybody knows the passion of our people in
Bauchi State. They embraced us against all odds, against the sitting governor
because they feared the kind of situation in which they found themselves under
the last regime and they needed change and thank God we came with this promise
- CAJ News