The All Progressives Congress (APC) Bogoro local government chapter in Bauchi says the party was sideline from late Baba Peter Gonto
21st memorial anniversary, just as it’s distance itself from the Programme.
Our correspondent reported that 24 hours to the 21st Memorial anniversary programme was surrounded with security controversies.
This is contained in a statement issued by Hon. Istifanus Manasseh, APC Chairman, Bogoro LGA, made available to Journalists in Bauchi.
The party stated that it backed out from the programme because its members were sidelined at the initial stage by the organizers.
“A titled ‘A memorial event organized in honor of late Baba Peter Gonto of Mwari, Bogoro Local Government Area, Bauchi State:
“Sequel to the above captioned event scheduled for Friday, 31st December, 2021 purported to have been in honor of Late Baba Peter Gonto hitherto believed to have been sponsored by a Convener,
“The Zaar Development Association (ZDA) and some family members of the Late Baba Gonto, our attention as committed members of The All Progressives Congress (APC) Bogoro LGA is hereby drawn to the following findings/observations’ ‘.
According to it,”it said.
According to the statement, APC Bogoro LG notes with dismay that as against a community event, the event is actually a PDP rally in disguise meant to boost the image of the failed government of Gov Bala Mohammed.
The APC therefore stated that, “From the totality of our assessment, the event is purely a PDP rally. The fact is even more glaring judging from the patronizing letter of invitation Baba Gonto’s children wrote to the Governor.
“Our conclusion is that since the event is entirely a PDP rally, the APC family in the community will not participate as we cannot glorify a platform that is meant to be used to pour more insults on our leaders.
“We are by this notice disassociating all APC members from the event and we wish to advise all APC stakeholders both at home, Bauchi and outside the state not to honor any invitation extended to them, in case they have been mistakenly invited to the event”, the statement said.
“This is the position of APC Bogoro and we wish to forward the same to our leaders and heads of various Security agencies to note”, it said.