A coalition of 30 political parties under the aegis of Progressive Political Parties (PPP) has warned Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop interfering in the politics of Bauchi State.
Sani Burra, the coalition’s Chairman, expressed the parties’ position at a press conference in Bauchi, the state capital on Monday, in reaction to Oshiomhole’s comment on the impasse that arose following the elections of two factional speakers of the Bauchi State House of Assembly.
According to the PPP, Oshiomhole’s description of the emergence of Abubakar Suleiman as Speaker as an illegally was careless and unwarranted.
The coalition asked the APC National Chairman to settle the political crisis in his home state, Edo, rather than meddling in the affairs of Bauchi State.
Burra said: “As critical stakeholders in Bauchi State politics, we are calling on the APC national chairman to take his eyes, attention and unsolicited concern off Bauchi State. What we are after now is the development of the state, and not party politics.
“Thirteen members of the state House of Assembly elected the Speaker on the floor of the House of Assembly with the mace, Clerk and staff, but unfortunately, another faction of the APC who are House members, came out from their hideout and paraded another person as Speaker.
“They conducted themselves in an uncivilised manner likely to cause trouble.
“He (Oshiomhole) should first resolve the crisis in his state, Edo, rather than interfering in the business of other states.”