I encouraged and supported Dogara to join politics- Emir of Dass Othman

by / Friday, 08 February 2019 / Published in Blog, Lifestyle

I encouraged and supported Dogara to join politics- Emir of Dass Othman

Emir of Dass in Bauchi state Alhaji Usman Bilyaminu Othman II, has revealed that he was part of those who encouraged and strongly supported Hon Yakubu Dogara to join politics and contest for the seat of member representing Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal constituency in the House of Representatives in 2007.

Speaking when he received the Speaker in his palace on Friday, the monarch, recalled how him and the Speaker moved from place to place canvassing support for his election back then in 2006/2007.

“As God would have it, I became emir and you won the election. That destined that we go these ways. We almost slept in the same room with Speaker when he started politics”, he said. 

Emir Othman  inherited the throne from his father when he died in 2009, two years into Hin Dogara’s first tenure in the House of Representatives.

For his part, the Speaker also recalled that he started his political career at the Dass emir’s palace where he held his first ever political meeting in 2006

“I  started my political career in Emir of Dass’ palace here and  the present emir was with us when the late emir our father was alive,” he recalled.

“It was in that meeting that I prayed that if there was anyone whose representation will be better than mine God should give him the seat and not me and the late emir had to call me aside to caution me that they dont do such prayers in politics.”

The speaker commended the emir for providing the much needed leadership that ensure that peace prevailed in his domain.

Turaki Hassan 
Special Adviser (Media & Public Affairs)
February 8, 2019.

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