Pandemonium broke out at the All Progressives Congress (APC) national secretariat on Wednesday when protesters clashed with supporters of Bauchi State governor, Muhammad Abubakar.
It is believed that the protesters are in support of the Bauchi state federal lawmakers led by Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Last Friday, Dogara and other members of the National Assembly from Bauchi petitioned APC National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, over Governor Abubakar’s inability to pay salaries.
The Cable reports that trouble started on Wednesday when supporters of the federal lawmakers learnt that the party’s executives from Bauchi were at the secretariat for a meeting with the APC national leadership.
One of the supporters of the governor screamed: “Barrister (Abubakar) is trying, we want Barrister to continue walahi. Sai Barrister.”
On the other hand, one Galadima Abba Ittas, who said they did not want the governor, added: “The Bauchi State governor, Mohammed Abubakar, has failed; he cannot pay salaries of workers and is unable to pay pensioners.
“Most of his appointments are PDP members while the APC appointees are been removed. We are calling on the national leadership to act fast by intervening in order to save Bauchi state.”