Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri
A group known as the Maiduguri Patriotic Front, MPF, has criticised the House of Representatives member representing the Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, Kyari Gujbawu, for abandoning his legislative duties and acting as a mouthpiece for President Goodluck Jonathan.
In a statement signed by its secretary, Abba Kime Lawan, the MPF accused Gujbawu of “selling out his constituency of Borno mainly to please the Presidency for his selfish interests which can best be described as errand sycophancy”.
Lawan said Gujbawu may have resorted to sycophancy and bootlicking in order to win the heart of President to appoint him minister upon his calculation that he may not be re-elected.
The group reminded the lawmaker that he was elected to speak on behalf of the people of Maiduguri who are now displeased with him, especially in the way the Boko Haram crisis is being handled by President Jonathan
“it is unfortunate that Gujbawu has made it his ‘new legislative duty’ to regularly and unnecessarily speak against the overall interest of Borno people over matters the Rep member shows clear ignorance of,” the statement said.
The MPF expressed concern that Gujbawu was fast becoming a “lost son” and adviced him to retrace his steps and begin to take decisions that are in the interest of the people he represents “before it is too late”.