On the de­fec­tion of Nasarawa deputy gover­nor

Daily Trust - - VIEWS -

It is such a shame that one bites the fin­ger that gen­er­ously fed it. This is the case with some politi­cians in our dear state Nasarawa.

The in­evitable wings of de­fec­tion that en­gulfed the en­tire Fifth Repub­lic po­lit­i­cal space have found its way to our dear State Nasarawa. We there­fore are reluc­tantly pained to write this piece in or­der to set the record straight. We also feel it is ap­pro­pri­ate to de­fend the hard earned in­tegrity and rep­u­ta­tion of the Gover­nor of Nasarawa State and the A.P.C which has been at the re­ceiv­ing end.

The re­la­tion­ship be­tween the Gover­nor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and His Deputy has been cor­dial with in­sin­u­a­tion from cer­tain quar­ters that the lat­ter is a most trusted and per­fect com­pan­ion. The Gover­nor gives him free hand to op­er­ate in the ca­pac­ity of the Deputy Gover­nor and in some cases cov­er­ing the du­ties of the Gover­nor. That is why his kins­men have dis­tanced them­selves from his de­fec­tion. They enu­mer­ate some of the ben­e­fits the tribe gained from APC Govern­ment of Gover­nor Al-makura, which in­clude, town­ship road, a first class chief­dom, ap­point­ment of four per­ma­nent sec­re­taries, con­struc­tion of Model Hospi­tal, Ta’al model school, con­struc­tion of E-li­brary as well as planned im­prove­ment on the struc­tures of the Col­lege of Ed­u­ca­tion Ak­wanga. His kins­men are wor­ried that he is not con­sid­er­ing all these. But since the an­nounce­ment and sub­se­quent takeover of the in­terim Chair­man­ship of the All Pro­gres­sive Congress (APC) by Stan­ley Buba (his kins­man)the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the Gover­nor and his Deputy turned sour, with the lat­ter feel­ing un­com­fort­able as to why Buba was made Pro­tem Party chair­man with­out his bless­ings. This led to the frosty re­la­tion­ship be­tween the Gover­nor and the Deputy. Since then most re­ports shows that the deputy gover­nor has never been sin­cere. ADAMU UMAR ZAKARI of the Gamji Me­mo­rial Youth Club Nasarawa state chap­ter. zak­s34ty@gmail. com

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