Posted by News Express | 22 August 2018 | 1,743 times
Bauchi State Governor, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, has dismissed claims by Bauchi State House of Assembly member representing Dass Constituency, Maryam Garba Bagel, that the Governor was behind a purported threat to her reputation and life.
The Governor rubbished the claims in a statement issued on Wednesday in Bauchi by his Special Adviser on Media and Strategy, Ali M. Ali.
He said: “Our attention has been drawn to the fantastic claims made by Maryam Bagel, a member of the Bauchi state House of Assembly to the effect that the Bauchi State Governor, His Excellency Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar (Esq) is behind some faceless elements intent on ‘humiliating’ her by portraying her as “immoral” person via her pictures photoshopped into pornographic images.
“We found this amusing. At no point, Bagel constituted a “threat” or even a “nuisance” to the government of MA Abubakar to the extent that it will resort to this reprehensible measure. The governor has a cast iron reputation of moral uprightness. His moral credentials are beyond reproach.
“It is, therefore, inconceivable that he will encourage let alone sponsor such desperate measure. He has repeatedly and publicly stated that he bears no ill will or malice against anyone especially antagonistic elements.”
The lawmaker, according to the statement, resorted to blackmail and hallucinatory measures as a result of the electoral humiliation she suffered in the recent Bauchi South Senatorial bye-election.
“The media should be wary of sensational claims of desperate politicians as we approach elections,” the statement said.
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