Lawan Musa Majakura, a 34-year-old lawmaker-elect, has explained how the Speaker of the Yobe State House of Assembly, Ahmed Mirwa Lawan, got him arrested after criticizing him for alleged poor representation.
Majakura defeated the speaker in the house of assembly elections with 182 votes to represent the Nguru II constituency of Nguru Local Government Area.
The lawmaker-elect who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) told Daily Trust via telephone how he was arrested on two occasions.
He said, “Actually, I was arrested two times. One of them was from a politician in the APC before I left the party after I criticized him on Facebook. He told the police to detain me.“The second one was from the Speaker, whom I defeated. I criticized him for poor representation and I was arrested and criticized for 48 hours. It was last year during Ramadan.
They arrested me for standing with my people. For example, whenever I heard that the state government approved a constituency project for state lawmakers, I used to verify where our own was executed and if it had any impact on our society. These were among the questions I used to ask myself. I even. followed them to make sure the project was done.
I used to criticize him with facts whenever I discovered that he had a problem but he failed to do the right thing.
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