BY ADEYEMI AKANJI, BAUCHI – A group of youths on the aegis of Tafawa-Balewa, Dass and Bogoro Youth Development Foundation, (TDBYDF) has declared their unalloyed support for the defection of former Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), declaring that he is their political icon of contemporary politics.

The group led by its chairman and Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Isheni and Shitu Haruna, respectively, made the declaration on Monday at a press conference held at the NUJ Press Center, Bauchi. The group said that Bauchi State has been known for her strong political brinkmanship, peace and leadership distinction, a disposition bequeathed by the founding fathers and political forbearers who are selfless People.

It further said; “But, the government of Bauchi under the leadership of Senator Bala Mohammed has shown unequivocally no concern to the interest of the masses and youths development by his leadership style.

“Owing to the recent happening of the defection of Hon Yakubu Dogara, we want to make it clear that we stand with Dogara as our party. Anywhere he goes, we go.

“We had it on record that some non-performing politicians paid some youths N1,500 each to stage a protest on July 28, 2020 against Dogara Yakubu at Government House Bauchi, for reason which does not hold any water.

“We want to tell the good people of Tafawa Balewa, Dass and Bogoro federal constituency, Bauchi state and Nigeria at Large, that we know those ill politicians do not want our peace and progress as a people. We assure you that those mischief politicians are politically dead, but don’t want to go down alone, that is why they want to malign our great leader, Dogara.

“At this juncture, we want to make it categorically clear that, we, the Tafawa Balewa, Dass and Bogoro Youth Development Foundation, are firmly behind him and we pledge our support to him at all times”.

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