THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND THE CHAIRMAN PRESIDENTIAL TASKFORCE ON COVID-19 MUST CALL ADAMAWA STATE GOVERNOR TO ORDER, NOW - Duhu !!!
It is with a heavy heart that, I write on the Federal Government's 50
Trailers of 600 bags of Rice per Trailer (50 x 600 = 30,000 Bags) for
distribution to the Less Privileged People of Adamawa State as a
palliative on the COVID-19 Economic Lockdown.
The Governor Ahmadu Fintiri should clearly be told that,
if the Federal Government had wanted to play party politics with the
palliatives meant for Adamawa State, he would not have smelled a single
bag of Rice from the Federal Government, but for the genuineness of
purpose of the APC led Federal Government and in its desire to put
smiles on faces of its citizenry irrespective of Party divides, trusted
the State governors who swore to be just and fair to all manner of
people without ill will, have now decided to play politics with the
lives of its citizens. Why stashing away 23 Truck when it's people are
wallowing in abject poverty? Why the distribution on partisan line?
- Has the PDP Stakeholders in Adamawa fallen below the line and turned masses in Adamawa State?
- Has the PDP Adamawa State Exco of the PDP fallen to be at per with the masses of Adamawa State?
goes to say, all is indeed not well with the PDP led government in
Adamawa State, as those who are supposed to be giving, has now reduced themselves to the class of the masses/beggers in the State. What a
Let's take Edo State as a case study; despite being APC State, the National Chairman of APC H.E Adams Oshomole Advised that a committee be set up to handle the distribution of the palliative. The Governor being one with the entire masses of Edo People at heart agreed with the suggestion and is represented by the SSG and a Commissioner on the committee hence, a smooth distribution went on across party divides in the State.
In the Adamawa case, some APC
Stakeholders suggested for the adoption of the Edo option but, I was made to understand that, in a meeting with State Governors, it was agreed that, it should be Channeled through State Governors hence, it went through Governor Fintiri. He was expected to ensure the
distribution and believing, he will be fair and just to all manner of
peoples in the State as he swore to uphold under Schedule 7 of 1999
Constitution As Amended?
I have now come to terms with what is wide the public domain in Adamawa and beyond that, Governor Fintiri has no regards and courtesy for our notable Leaders in and outside the State? But, he should not also forget that, The First Lady of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, the SGF and Chairman PTF on COVID-19, the only Flag Hon. Minister in Nigeria - the FCTA Minister, Governor Nyako, Governor Bindow, Dist. Sen. Binani, Generals' "Kama, Marwa and Mana, AIG Mal Nuhu Ribadu Rtd., Several Fmr. Ministers and several other notable leaders, are all in the APC watching and are all Revered Son's and Daughters of Adamawa State? The expectation of these Leaders that allowed the palliatives to go through Governor Fintiri was that he will respect most of them and do justice without ill will.
capacity and that of many APC Stakeholder in Adamawa State, we are
disappointed and condemned in its entirety the procedure adopted to
sideline APC Members from the distribution module in Adamawa State.
Where is no one from the APC divide is eligible to be on the committee
to distribute the palliative. Rather than doing the right thing, it has
gone political and fully the ways of PDP. They solely handled the
distributions at State, LGA and Unit levels with only 3 or less bags of
Rice per polling Unit.
It is therefore pertinent for Our Leaders to know that, the APC family is watching on how APC affairs are handled in Adamawa State and Nationally.
Just recently the Federal Government also distributed to over 4,000 beneficiaries, the sum of N20,000 each as palliative in Lamurde and Guyuk LGAs, whilst we all know and it is on record, these two LGAs have never voted for APC since inception. But, still our Leaders allowed Federal Government to pilot the distribution of monies in them over the LGAs where APC has been winning elections with wider margins.
For all my life as a party
faithful, I have never seen a thing like this where APC Leaders will abandon their foot soldiers and provide support to the opposition, to
continually humiliate and kill their own party.
Umar Duhu (Dr.)
Writes from Abuja, Nigeria.