The Bauchi State Chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) says that its current priority is to reconcile the Governor of the State, Mr. Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, and the Speaker of the National House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara.
According to the state party legal adviser, Barrister Lawal Ibrahim, the reconciliation process will also involve some other lawmakers and aggrieved members of the party, adding that it was an issued that must be pursued and sustained for the party to face emerging challenges ahead of 2019 general elections.
Mr. Ibrahim who is the Chairman of the committee setup to investigate the ongoing dispute between Abubakar and Dogara, however noted that he is not interested in who to blame, but to ensure a truce.
A committee set by the APC National Headquarter which had on it former governors led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, had recommended that all parties in the crisis must toe the line of peace.
“Therefore, we can say there is already a technical reconciliation achieved. We are now looking into the details of the physical reconciliation to consolidate the level of brotherhood, tolerance and spirit of forgiveness exhibited by the parties,” Lawal said.
“We cannot afford to go to the polls with an epileptic and disunited house. If our gladiators are working at cross purposes or decide to oppose one another, certainly, it is the party and the people of Bauchi State that will bear the bruises,” he added.