Barely four days after Bashir Lado was formerly received into the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kano State, the hired women supporters, under the aegis of Dansabi’u Youth Organisation, staged a protest over alleged failure to disburse the N500 he promised them for supporting him.
Also, commercial drivers, reportedly joined the protest against Lado’s failure to settle their balance of their transport fares.
Mr Lado was received on Saturday, January 27, by governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, in a grand ceremony where thousands of supporters thronged Sani Abacha Stadium to witness the occasion.
However, the irate protesters, drawn from Ungoggo, Dala and Fagge Local Councils, took to the street, along Mambayya House, in the Kano metropolis, at about 10am, to vent their anger, on Wednesday.
The aggrieved protesters were seen chanting “Bama yi”, with placards that bears inscriptions “Bama yin Lado “, meaning we do not support Lado, and burning the Lado’s support vests .
Speaking, the chairperson, Dansabi’u Youth Organisation, Nafisa Ungoggo, alleged that Mr Lado had refused to pay the N500 allowance he promised to pay the women that he asked her to mobilise for the event.
She added that the former senator, representing Kano Central, allegedly paid for only 1 bus, instead of 5 buses he asked her to hire.
“This man, asked me to mobilise women to attend his reception to APC. He promised to pay N500. I mobilised a lot of women, including married and spinters, but he disappointed us. He refused to pay the money.
“We are disappointed. We will not longer support Mr Lado. Even when the adamawa State APC women leader came for the event, Lado failed to provide for her accommodation. I had to take her to somewhere to lodge. I will not support him again, ” she said
On his part, chairman Dala Drivers Association, Danladi Jibrin, alleged that Mr Lado refused to settle their balance for transportation fares.
According to Mr Jibrin, they agreed to be paid N5, 000 for the fare, but we’re given half of the money, N2, 500, thereby receiving the remaining balance after the event, but uptil now, they are yet to receive the balance.
He expressed sadness over the development, adding that they were struggling to get the remaining balance.
When contacted for comment, Mr Lado rejected the calls placed by our correspondent, no did he reply the text message sent to his mobile phone, until the time of filing in this report.