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How Yobe State Speaker I defeated got me arrested during Ramadan – Lawmaker-elect


Majakura, who is a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), defeated the speaker in a heated election contest to represent the Nguru II constituency of Nguru Local Government Area.

He scored 6,648 votes, to defeat Mirwa, who scored 6,466 votes.

The lawmaker-elect in an interview with Daily Trust revealed 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 criticised him on Facebook. He told the police to arrest and detain me for five days.

“The second one was from the Speaker, whom I defeated. I criticised him for poor representation and I was arrested and detained 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. So I used to criticise him whenever I discovered that we had a problem he could solve but he failed to do so. And I would criticise with facts.”


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