I performed better than my successors – Audu
Aformer governor and the November 21, 2015 All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Kogi State election, Prince Abubakar Audu, has said that he received far less allocations from the federal govt than his successors while in office.
Prince Audu said this in a statement issued yesterday by his media assistant, Mr Abdulmalik Suleiman.
According to between 1999-2003,
him, Audu’s administration got less than 20 billion, while his successors got over 500 billion in 9 years without any meaningful development.
He stated that he managed and made landmark achievements with the meager resources at his disposal then than his successors put together, being a reputable and successful accountant.
The APC governorship candidate said he constructed all the existing township roads in Lokoja and others cities across the state.
He added that he also built the one and only government house, established the state university and polytechnic, built houses for senior and junior staff, facilitated the Obajana cement factory, built the famous confluence beach hotel and hospital within time record of four years.
He noted that his immediate successor managed to install street lights without light.
Prince Audu, who regretted the state of affairs in the state, described Kogi State as the most backwards in term of development as a result of Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) alleged misrule and corruption by his successor.
“When I came into office in 1999, I met over 7 months unpaid salary arrears left behind by the military. I immediately offset the salary liabilities. I strongly believe in the welfare of workers because they are the engine room of government,” he added.
Commenting on the issue of his case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the APC candidate said it was purely political, he said the case has been on for the last twelves years, saying the EFCC has gone to over four courts without judgment because the case lacks merit in its entirety.
Prince Audu praised President Muhammadu Buhari’s achievements so far, stressing that the president has brought honour and respect to the country. He appealed to Nigerians to pray and support the president.