Saddique Baba Abubakar
Bauchi APC guber aspirant, Abubakar, denies suing INEC, APC
By Ahmed Ahmed
The All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant in Bauchi State, Ambassador Saddique Baba Abubakar, has dissociated himself from a purported court action against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in which his name was included as one of the plaintiffs.
Reacting to the story published by one of the national dailies (The Telegraph), Abubakar described the inclusion of his name in the suit as malicious and a deliberate effort to ridicule him and jeopardize his rising political popularity.
Also, on the publication, Chairman Media and Publicity of the Baba Abubakar Campaign Council, Salisu Ahmed Barau said, “We just woke up to read the publication by New Telegraph that Ambassador Saddique Baba Abubakar and two others have dragged INEC to a Federal High Court in Abuja seeking to stop it from disqualifying them. This is not true.
“Ambassador Saddique Baba Abubakar is a distinguished personality who served the country meritoriously as an Air Force Officer and ended his career with distinction. As an Ambassador, he served very well and voluntarily resigned to pursue his political career”.
Barau described the story as “baseless, unsubstantiated, untrue, malicious and the figment of the imagination of the rumour peddlers who are not comfortable with the rising political status of Ambassador Saddique Baba Abubakar”.
The chairman also urged his supporters to disregard the story, saying that Ambassador Saddique Baba Abubakar cannot and will not join such issues because his main focus is his gubernatorial aspiration.