Following the purported comments allegedly linked to the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, Senator Ehigie Uzamere has described such as a huge joke, adding that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar is not in the same league with the governor, hence he should stop insulting him.
Senator Uzamere expressed this in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Abuja.
Going personal he is of the opinion that “There is a popular saying that those the gods want to destroy, they first make mad. Those who do not know where the rain started beating them, won’t know when it stops raining.
According to him, My dear Gov. Bala Mohammed you “are dancing naked in the market square, and only a true friend will draw your attention to your foibles, as you begin to derail.
“Nobody is against your contesting for president and squaring it off with Atiku Abubakar and others, but you do not have to descend to the level of insult. You have reeled off your pedigree. What about Atiku, are you comparing yourself with?” He said.
He reminded Governor Bala Mohammed that it is always good to remember who he was and where they started from, at what point fortune smiled at them and who they really are.
“Atiku Abubakar is not the best man on earth, but there’s no basis for comparison between you, Bala Mohammed and Wazirin Adamawa.
“You were a Special Assistant to Minister Isa Yuguda appointed by Atiku Abubakar and his principal President Olusegun Obasanjo, who (Isa Yuguda) you betrayed and humiliated, he alleged.
“Before this appointment you worked with several ministries and we are yet to see or hear of your extraordinary achievement in any of those ministries.
“You became a Senator in 2007, long after Vice President Atiku Abubakar had served for 8 years as VP.
“A senator that almost lost his seat through a recall by his dissatisfied people, but for the saving grace of your colleague Senators who recommended you for ministerial appointment to Goodluck Jonathan, or have you forgotten? I’ll remind you,” he reminded in his allegation.
Speaking further, he said, “I as convener, together with Senators Emmanuel Paulker, Nasif Suleiman, and Gada formed the National Interest Group (ING), a pressure group that convinced the National Assembly on the emergence of Jonathan as President, under doctrine of necessity.
“To give ING a national outlook, we invited and persuaded you of then ANPP stock, to Chair the Group.