Bauchi Senator Denies Fighting State Gov. Over 2019

Ali-WakiliSenator Ali Wakili (APC, Bauchi South) has denied an allegation that he is opposed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC), on whose platform he was elected.

The senator, in a statement by his spokesman on Saturday, Mohammed Ladan Ahmed, also denied allegations that he is fighting Bauchi Governor, Alhaji Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, or any elected official from the state.

He was reacting to the recent clash of interests between groups supporting lawmakers from the state and other groups supporting Governor Abubakar.

He said “I have never declared war on any elected or appointed officer and I am not fighting with anybody in the state as well as the federal level.

“I am in total support of the change mantra of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and I will continue to support him for the development of the nation”.

Mr. Wakili, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Poverty Alleviation, said, “I am yet to complete even half of my tenure, not to talk of 2019 because it’s only Allah that knows who will be alive to witness 2019 general elections”.

‎”I am only working to better the lives of my people by providing constituency projects for them. In the last one year, I have donated laboratory equipment to 35 schools in my constituency as well as embarked on drilling of boreholes, distribution of fertilizers, motorcycles, cars and other items to uplift the living standard of the electorates”, he said.

The senator, however, stated that he remains grateful to people of his constituency and the people of Bauchi state for electing him, promising that he will never let them down.

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