Moh’d Daji Wakili, caretaker chairman of Katagum local government of Bauchi state, has threatened to demolish any project sponsored by two federal lawmakers because they have a frosty relationship with Mohammed Abubakar, the governor.
This allegation was made by residents of Shattima Bashir Mustapha housing estate, Azare, in a letter to the emir of Katagum, at the weekend.
The affected lawmakers are Ibrahim Baba and Nazief Suleiman.
In a letter addressed to the emir, Muhammad Dahuwa, and Adamu Abdu, on behalf of the dwellers of Shattima Bashir Mustpaha housing estate, they said having requested of a block of two classrooms, Baba, a house of representatives member, asked that they get a location where the project would be sited.
They said when Wakili was consulted on the issue, he vowed to “personally rent up to 10 bulldozers to demolish it”.
“Considering the number of our children’s population at the daily increase, a block of two class rooms with office for a start in order to ease school child enrolment,” the letter read.
“Consequent upon the above development, the lawmaker worked it out and requested us to seek for a suitable location for the immediate commencement of the project.
“To our dismay, it sound so appaling and shocker when the Caretaker Chairman Alh. Moh’d Daji Wakili was consulted on the issue.
“Regrettably, below are the negative and very catastrophic remarks by the chairman as quoted: ‘Let me be sincere to you all, sequel to the strong political logger head currently existing between his excellency governor, and the two federal lawmakers namely Sen. Nazief Suleiman, and Hon. IMBA, as long as I remained the chairman of this local government. Any project sourced or sponsored by any of the above mentioned politicians to entire Katagum LGA, I will personally rent up to 10 bulldozers to demolished it, I repeat, anywhere.’
They said Wakili said the funds could be “arms deal money, or even Boko Haram money.”
“I am boldly telling you that your request cannot be considered, not to talk of approval. Simple. The governor hates them, and rejects anything from them. So people, stop wasting your good time, go to your Reps and ask him to dedicate his personal house to be used as location for the so called project,” Wakili was quoted saying.
They said Abubakar Umar Akawa, his deputy and Garba Adamu, representative of the ward head were some of the witnesses present when Wakili spoke.
They further appealed to the emir to resolve the issue amicably.