The face-off between Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state and his predecessor, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has taken another twist with incumbent setting up a probe panel to investigate some state projects executed during the latter’s regime.
Al-Makura, who disclosed this on Wednesday at the Government House in Lafia, during the swearing-in of three new Permanent Secretaries and three Special Advisers, said the committee to be inaugurated soon will probe the past administration beginning from 1999 to 2011.
Daily Trust gathered that the committee is to review the concessioning agreement of all the Nasarawa state government owned Hotels and other related facilities includes, but not limited, to the New Keffi Hotel, Keffi; NIPDC Conference Hotel, Lafia and the Keffi Club, Keffi.
The committee is also mandated to review and investigate the circumstances that led to the failure of the Farin Ruwa Independent Hydro-Power Plant Project, as well as the Zimbabwean Farmers Project and to advise government on measures to mitigate the attendant problems and the likely costs required to ameliorate the situations.
According to Al-Makura, Nasarawa state belong to all its citizens, therefore it cannot be allowed to be in the hands of manipulators, whom if nothing is in their favour would do anything not minding the negative outcome just to be on top.
“I want to tell you today that I am the party leader in the state and I have a right to my choice Nevertheless, every one aspiring to succeed me should know today that gone are the era of godfathers where people will want others to stepdown for them.”
“I cannot be a ruler as other past political leaders had made themselves to be, we will no longer tolerate those who knows nothing about the formation of the party wakes up overnight with their greed and selfish desire and pull the good image of the party and that of Mr President down,” he added.
Al-Makura declared that gone are the days where people who do not know how the politics of the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was formed turn round to rubbished the painstaking planning and the coalition of other political parties that is today APC.
The governor who responded bitterly at recent political happenings in the state claimed that government will no longer stand in for any governorship aspirant nor give any form of support to APC aspirants, urging them to work hard and present themselves in the most credible manner that befit a leadership quality if they must succeed him.
Efforts by our correspondent to get the response of the former governor, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, over the probe panel proved abortive.
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