Story from Beatrice GONDYI, Bauchi
On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, a Bauchi State Commissioner for Commerce and Industries, Honourable Mohammed Alhassan Sadiq tendered his resignation.
Honourable Sadiq said his resignation was influenced by a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara.
Honourable Mohammed Sadiq took to his Facebook page to announce his resignation.
“Every beginning has an end, today, the 19th day of August 2020, I have honourably tendered my voluntary resignation as a Commissioner (Ministry of Commerce & Industries) and a Member of the State Executive Council in the Government of Bauchi State.
“It was a rare privileged and opportunity to have served my state in such an exalted position, he said.
“I thank H.E the Executive Governor – Sen. Bala A. Mohammed (Kauran Bauchi) for the wonderful opportunity accorded to me.
“In the same vein, I must appreciate my boss H.E, the Rt. Honourable Yakubu Dogara for his usual support and the role he played in influencing same.
“I sincerely thank all my colleagues in the EXCO and the Ministry, whom we have worked with as a formidable team.
“I have enjoyed the Understanding of my family at such a trying time.
“I beseech God to forgive all my wrongs and the general public/colleagues to pardon me.
“I urge you to help me, pray God to grant me success, contentment and peace of mind in my new endeavour.
“Thank you all and remain blessed.”
Honourable Sadiq is rumoured to be a political godson of Yakubu Dogara, the former Speaker.
It would be recalled that the State Governor, Bala Mohammed and the former Speaker are enmeshed in a political thug of war following Dogara’s defection to his former party, the All Progressives Congress.
Dogara who attributed his resignation to lack of performance by the incumbent governor, also cited corruption, maltreatment of traditional rulers among others as reasons for his defection, a claim the ruling PDP disputed, saying Dogara was a nomadic politician whose defection should not worry the party.
Spectators say the resignation of the commissioner may further heat the polity in Bauchi State.