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Absenteeism, Bauchi APC suspends Senator Bulkachuwa

The All Progressives Congress in Kafin Kuka, Kofar Gabas Ward of Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State has suspended Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa, representing Bauchi North Senatorial District, over alleged absenteeism from the constituency for a long period since he was elected.

The APC Ward Chairman, Sa’adu Muhammed, who disclosed this on Tuesday while addressing journalists at the party’s zonal secretariat in Azare, said the Senator deserted the party and the constituents since his inauguration as a member of the National Assembly.

According to him, Bulkachuwa did not deem it fit to visit the area to commiserate with them over the outbreak of coronavirus, mass deaths and or give any donations, noting that absenteeism isn’t part of representation.

He said, “The essence of democracy is primarily to present and safeguard the interest of the populace. A representative should uphold the interest of the people he represents above his personal ones. If he cannot afford to do that, he is not worth to be given the mandate.

“The demand and aspiration, pain and agony, needs and wants of the people of Katagum is pitiable because of the senator’s gross misconduct and failure to table it where it matters most – the Senate chamber.

“Senator Bulkachuwa has disappeared into thin air, evidently deserted his constituency for over six months now, no iconic presence or project from him is sighted in his constituency all this while.”

The party also alleged that the lawmaker is yet to employ legislative aides despite the fact that every serving senator is empowered to employ five personal staff, thereby leaving his teeming supporters jobless.

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