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APC Bauchi Guber debunks engaging 1,000 political thugs ahead general election

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APC Bauchi Guber debunks engaging 1,000 political thugs ahead general election

By Ahmed Ahmed

All Progressive Congress (APC) Bauchi state Gubernatorial Candidate and Ex-Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Saddique Abubakar has debunked the publication on engaging 1,000 militants, and political thugs ahead of the Bauchi governorship election.

This is contained in a statement signed by Alhaji Salisu Barau, Chairman, Air Marshal Abubakar Media & Publicity Committee made available to Newsmen on Monday in Bauchi.

The statement said the attention of the Abubakar Media office has been drawn to a comical political publication trending as a news item and published by an online newspaper,

It “captioned “Ex-Chief of Air Staff, Sadique, Ruling APC Recruit ‘1000 Militants, Political Thugs’ Ahead of Bauchi Governorship Election”, it said.

“This story is ostensibly fabricated to mislead Bauchi voters who are increasingly showing interest in ensuring the success of the All Progressives Congress candidate in the 2023 gubernatorial election.

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“Owing to the colossal failure of the ruling party to provide the State with purposeful leadership and dividends of democracy in the past three year

”This political mischief, wrapped in a news garment, is apparently a dirty political hatchet job that calls for immediate clarification from the Abubakar Media Office.

The statement said the publishers credited their sources to an unnamed Colonel of the Nigerian Army.

“Said it is in possession of a ‘security signal’ on the said recruitment exercise, without further presenting facts, but only quoted some anonymous politicians,” it said.

According to the statement, Shehu  Musa who is running mate to Abubakar and a member of the association attended the meeting that was organized to congratulate him on his emergence as the running mate to Air Marshal Abubakar.

“With the leadership of the Bauchi State Amalgamated Associations of Butchers, Hunters, Cobblers, Blacksmiths, and Berbers after opening the Associations’ State Secretariat in Bauchi.

“Surprisingly, the online paper in question only chose to replace the names of Butchers, Hunters, Cobblers, Blacksmiths, and Berbers with ‘Militants and Political Thugs’, mainly to give the dog a bad name in order to justify its hanging,

“As law-abiding citizens, the meeting was held with the approval of the Bauchi State Police Commissioner who was represented at the meeting by an Assistant Superintendent of Police and other security agencies.

The statement however said the Abubakar campaign team remain steadfast and committed to the mission of winning the coming election and that no amount of cheap blackmail will not distract them.

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