Yakubu Dogara and the teenagers are at odds on the anniversary of the late leader’s death.
Former Speaker Yakubu Dogara has been chastised by some youths from Mwari community in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State over an alleged letter to the Inspector General of Police in which he cited security threats in the proposed remembrance anniversary of the tribe’s late leader, Baba Peter Gonto.
At a news conference held at the NUJ Secretariat in Bauchi, the group’s chairman, Isuwa Samaila, accused the former speaker, who represents Dass, Tafawa Balewa, Bogoro federal constituency, of misleading the public about the purported security lapse.
Mr Dogara had warned the Director-General of State Security Services (DSS) in a letter that if the event was allowed to take place, it would pose a security danger.
In a letter to the Inspector General of Police and other security agencies, Doagara stated that the event’s organizers should be held accountable if the celebrations are disrupted and turns violent.
Isuwa, on the other hand, challenged Dogara, claiming that the late Baba Gonto was a leader of the Zaar tribe and that the Mwari youths were in favor of the program in his honor.
“We would like to express unequivocally that we, the youth of Mwari, are in support of the event and are actively involved in all of the events, so no one should deceive the world into thinking we are not.”
“Baba Gonto was a politician, a devout religious leader, and a trailblazer in Sayawa land, whose aims included spreading the message of peace and harmony among his people.
“We are astonished that Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Mwari’s in-law, would oppose a banquet honoring the late Sage, Baba Gonto,” says Mwari “he stated
The forum Chairman stated that the reception’s organizers’ primary goal is to create unity within and around the Zaar nation.
He explained that the purpose of the event is to highlight late Baba Gonto’s past accomplishments for youngsters to follow, as well as to establish a foundation in the late Sage’s name to support Sayawa sons and daughters.