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Bauchi citizens task Yuguda on governance

By Clifford Ndujihe
LAGOS — Citizens of Bauchi State resident in the South-West geo-political zone have asked Governor Isa Yuguda to step up action on delivery of democracy dividends or they would campaign against him in 2011.

Speaking under the umbrella of Concerned Citizens of Bauchi State Resident in South-West Nigeria, at a press conference in Lagos, weekend, they said Yuguda had not fulfilled most of his electoral promises on road construction, water provision, employment creation, improvement of the education, agricultrure and health sectors, among others.

Led by Alhaji Adamu Katagun with representations drawn from Gamawa, Itas Gadawu, Giyade, Dambam and Katagum local councils of the state, the citizens also deplored the governor’s delay in releasing allocation to local councils.

“If you want carry out any project in the local government, you have to write the state government to get approval. This should stop. If you go the local government headquarters, you will not find the chairmen on seat because they have nothing to tell the people. There is no money. They are tired,” he said.

Urging the governor to better the lot of Bauchi citizenry within the remaining one year of his first tenure, they said with their over 2,000 members they would not hesitate to return home and campaign against his re-election in 2011.


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