Youth from Bauchi state stormed the All Progressives Congress (APC) national secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 to protest the non payment of salaries by the governor, Muhammed Abubakar.
The group had arrived following prior notice that the Bauchi state executives were at the secretariat for a meeting with the APC national leadership.
Galadima Abba Ittas, led other members of the group who chorused in Hausa language “Bamu na so” (meaning, we don’t want!).
He told journalists that they are at the party secretariat to draw the attention of the APC to the imminent collapse of the state chapter due to poor handling of affairs by the governor and chairman.
“Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abubakar has failed, he cannot pay salary of workers and unable to pay pensioners,” he said.
“Most of his appointments are PDP members while the APC appointees are been removed, we are calling on the National Leadership to act fast by intervening in order to save Bauchi state from this debacle,” he added.
In what look like a turn of event, some of the thugs who were initially against the Bauchi state governor suddenly turn in his support and started chanting “Bauchi Sai Barrister.”
The atmosphere became charged as the chant of “sai Barrister” overshadowed the protest against him that started initially.
Upon investigation, it was gathered that some of the youth were sponsored to cause the expected governor embarrassment who unfortunately was not at the secretariat.
Speaker Yakubu Dogara; Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, other legislators from Bauchi state on Friday, August 24,2016 petitioned John Oyegun, the party chairman over the inability of the state governor to pay salaries.