A minority of 8 members cannot produce speaker, deputy – Oshiomhole warns Gov Bala

By Umar Salam.

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has warned the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Muhammed to subject himself to the rule of law by allowing the APC legislators who are clearly the majority in the Bauchi State House of Assembly, to lead and direct its affairs.

Oshiomhole, who met with APC lawmakers from the Bauchi State House of Assembly in Abuja, yesterday, added that democracy was a game of numbers.

“The laws are clear, democracy is a game of numbers. Minority can never preside over majority in a democracy because APC has 22 legislative members, PDP 8 and NNPC 1.

“There is no way PDP can produce the speaker, the deputy speaker and other principal officers.

“I have briefed the President in full, having met with you earlier when you shared with me the details. I have had conversation with the Governor. So, I have all the facts”, he said.

The APC national chairman enjoined Governor Bala Muhammed to tow the line of President Muhammadu Buhari whose liberal disposition paved way for the governor’s emergence despite being in the opposition party.

Oshiomhole said, “I recall that our President would always say that the right of our citizens must be respected even during election.

“It is because of that liberal disposition of the President that you can have a PDP person being proclaimed as the Governor of Bauchi State after the last election.”

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