A group of women under the aegis of Coalition for Sustainable Peace and Viable Democratic Gains have threatened a hunger strike should the President Muhammadu Buhari-led continue to interfere with the outcome of the just concluded Bauchi State gubernatorial election.
New Telegraph reported the Bauchi-based women group to have issued the threat during a special prayers at eid praying ground, cattle market Bauchi.
Spokesperson of the coalition, Fatima Muhammad said the electorates in Bauchi have made their choice by electing Senator Bala Mohammed as their governor and want their wishes respected.
“We want to embark on hunger strike if president Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and comrade Adams Oshiomole and their lieutenants did not remove their hands from enforcing the leader rejected by Bauchi people upon them. They even hired senior advocates for him; this is a clear sign of conspiracy to ensure injustice against peace loving people of the State which we will not succumb to that ill conspiracy.”
Muhammad said the group organised the special prayers to seek for Allah’s blessings and to seek for Allah’s help from the actions and in actions of the State outgoing Governor Abubakar.
The group alleged that the governor who lost the last governorship effort is causing confusion in the State using the name of President Buhari to challenge the choice of Bauchi people at the election petition tribunal.
According to them, both women and children and the entire state have in the last four years suffered the consequencies of the Governor Abubakar’s led Bauchi State administration which is deoid of ideology.
“The Governor didn’t pay back the electorates that voted for him into power in 2015, he did a great disservice to the people of the state by his refusal to execute meaningful projects or services that will improve the living standard of Bauchi people,” said a representative of the women, Mallama Bappa.
She said electorates in the state decided not to allow a repeat of another wasteful four years by Governor Abubakar, and the only way to do it is to use their voters’ card to vote out what they called a failure government out of the Government House.
In their separates remarks Mallama Fatima, Bala Muhammad, Maryam Aminu and Mohammed Bala pray to Allah to bring sustainable peace in the state and explained that Bauchi People decide through the ballot box and vowed never again to leave the destiny of their State in the hands of those who lack the vision, the motivation, and the capacity to drive the change the people of the state desperately need
They said we have changed the leadership of our State. we need a leadership that would ensure justice and fair distribution of state resources and channeled it to the development of the State.