By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
With a lamentable tune and regrettable utterance, Engr Abubakar Adamu Digil has accused the Senator representing Adamawa North Zone, Mr. Ishaku Elisha Abbo of allowing youthful exuberance to becloud his political line of thoughts and sense of reasoning.
Digil who said he is from Mubi and in 2019 supported Senator Ishaku Abbo in canvassing votes in the entire Mubi Emirate, is regretting his actions because he said the Senator has failed woefully in terms of quality representation.
According to him, Abbo has used his mouth to destroy his political career and his vindictive statements over contemporary issues of politics are now boomeranging as an enemy chasing him to political grave yard.
He said that his words are counting against him to the extent that his supporters are tired of putting up defenses that are not yielding anything.
Digil recalled that the way and manner Senator Ishaku responded to the All Progressives Congress’ Muslim-Muslim Presidential ticket, his perceived hatred for Muslims is glaring and noticeable in the eyes of everyone.
He said Abbo uttered that, “Buhari, Tinubu, APC Chairman and anyone that supported the Tinubu/Shetima ticket to sail through are all potential Boko Haram members” which he described as a serious statement that is biting hard the heart of Muslim politicians who feel bad over the statement.
Digil recalled how the Senator went to many outlets, including national and international media, describing the joint ticket as a slap and disrespectful to the Christian community.
He further recalled how Abbo asserted that, ” the decision is outrightly a blasphemy and a sacrilege to all Christians in Nigeria, especially those who are card-carrying members of the party.”
Digil accused the Adamawa Northern Senator of professed venom of hatred at any Church gathering he visited, calling on them not to support the Muslim-Muslim ticket and anyone that does that, is a “potential Boko Haram member” has gone beyond his limit of operation.
“On the Muslim-Muslim ticket also, Abbo stated his position on both his verified social media handles and said that his soul is not for sale, he cannot trade truth for votes, and he cannot be used to cover up injustice,” he pointed out.
“The condemnation of the Muslim-Muslim ticket by Senator Cliff, an APC stakeholder made Digital view that the aggressive lawmaker has declared open war on all party critical stakeholders,” he added.
Digil said that he was diaturbed that Senator Abbo’s views of all “APC members who do not rise against the Muslim-Muslim joint ticket are potential Boko Haram members” is a denigrating statement that should not be taken lightly.
He said, “The implication of Abbo’s statement is simply to mean that both President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the party’s national chairman, the party’s Presidential candidate, Senator Bola Tinubu, and the 15 governors of the party who supported this ticket are all potential Boko Haram members because they have endorsed the ticket and seen its legibility to win the election come 2023.
” This is where he is having an issue, this man is busily de-marketing the party in our area, giving the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) undue popularity.
“The question is why is Senator Abbo doing this? It’s because he is fast losing relevance in the political circle of Adamawa State. This is the same person holding the party’s ticket and he is busy castigating and attacking all prominent party men in the name of fighting for the Christian religion.
“I’m calling for a rescue mission to our party and the only way to do it is to sanction Abbo by sending him out of the party, even if it means voting against him. Because is dividing us more along religious and tribal lines that we don’t have before.
” You can take or leave it, the Muslim gave him the chunk of votes that today he is using and parading himself as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he opined.
The Adamawa Northern stakeholder is worried that the anti-party activities of Senator Abbo are becoming more worrisome to the extent of affecting the political arithmetic of the zone and the chances of APC winning the election.
He revealed that the electorate in the area are already having the feeling of not having a candidate in APC and they rather go for another party to make their votes count and vent their anger that will stop Abbo from winning the election.
“I want to authoritatively tell you that Mubi is the stronghold of APC but with what Abbo is doing, a chunk of the votes will be deflated in favour of parties whose logos are hardly known in the state.
“APC will be virtually left with nothing because Cliff has discredited himself and is on the verge of killing the party if something urgent is not done.
” This is a zone controlled and owned by APC, a zone in search of a credible candidate. Right from the onset, one of the reasons why Dr. Belel is out for the seat is because there was no one good, thereby having the ticket by APC.
“The party, therefore, has to call Senator Abbo to order or seize his membership card. If he is not going with the party’s collective agenda, and interest, there is no way for the party leaders to allow anti-party to continue to thrive, it will do more harm than good.
” His behaviour is bad, going unchecked to the detriment of the party. The parent-party should withdraw his membership due to his unrepentant anti-party activities because the party is at liberty to do that.
“Abbo called Kashim a thief and a desperate politician who has stolen the mandate of the Christians, going to the extent of releasing old pictures with Catholic Bishops as proof of his endorsements of Christians to the mobilization of fake Bishops are unguarded words that will consume him at the end of the political game in 2023,” Digil added.
Digil noted that Abbo’s unwarranted outburst has nosedived and has snowballed him into an unfortunate politician that his enemies will be chasing to Golgotha for political crucifixion.