APC accuses Adamawa Govt for politicising FG palliative

The accusation is absolute not truth and let him substantiate his claims if any.
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Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal, APC Chairman, Adamawa State

By Tom Garba

The All Progressive Congress ( APC) in Adamawa, has accused the State Government under the ruling Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) for allegedly politicising Federal Government palliative to squeeze the oppositions.

Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal, APC state chairman made the accusation while addressing party’s members at the weekend in Yola.

Bilal told the party’s supporters that the ruling APC Federal Government had donated Thousands of metric tonnes of palliative to Adamawa State Government to cushion the effect of COVID-19 lockdown.

The chairman, however, allegedly said that in spite of the huge palliative interventions many vulnerable people in the state were not benefited.

He alleged that instead of cushioning the effect of the COVID-19 lockdown as directed by the Federal Government, the state government diverted the palliative for political purpose to silence the opposition APC.

"The APC led Federal Government had donated Thousands of metric tonnes of palliative to the state government to cushion the effect of COVID-19 lockdown.

"And we are aware, the palliative is been repackaged and labelled with some top Government’s officials pictures for political campaign, as if they are the one that purchased and supply the items.

"They are campaigning with the palliative to cripple the APC strength in the state.” Bilal said.

Bilal said that there was a need for the authority concern handling the palliative to listen and take action.

On the imposition of candidates or automatic ticket, he clearly stated that anybody looking for any position be it, governor, member national Assembly or whatever the door of the party is opened.

He said the party would do justice as well as give equal treatment to its members irrespective of class.

Responding to the allegations, Mr Solomon Kumanga, Director General, Media and Communication to Governor Ahmadu Fintiri dismissed the accusation and described it as ” Unfounded “.

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri

Kumanga stated that no responsible government would divert the palliative meant for its people and used it as a political weapon.

"I think, it is Adamawa State APC that are politicising the palliative issue to get cheap political sympathy from Top.

"The accusation is absolute not truth and let him substantiate his claims if any.

"State Government has being distributing the palliative to the people of the state across 21 LGAs irrespective of political differences ” Kumanga said.