The Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Jigawa State has lashed at the state governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar over his incessant foreign trips under the guise of wooing investors to come and invest in the state.
The state chairman of the party, Hon. Abba Anas Adamu, who lambasted the governor while chatting with newsmen in Dutse recently, alleged that in the over 70 foreign trips undertook by the governor, there was nothing the state secured in terms of development.
”Sourcing loans of foreign trips are good omen provided that they will yield positive results where they can attract foreign donors and investors where the state will benefit from the goodies the investors will bring, but in the case of foreign trips where a leader uses such opportunities to boost his or her personal business, such trips have no impact for the people,” Adamu pointed out.
On the primary elections conducted by his party, Adamu disclosed that 99 per cent of their 45 candidates emerged through consensus arrangement, saying that only on one position; a primary election was conducted in Hadejia.
He maintained that likewise consensus format was used in electing all the leaders of the party in the 27 local government areas of the state, lashing at members of the ruling APC and those of the PDP who have the conviction that SDP could not survive in the state.
On the alleged alliance between PDP and SDP, he confirmed that there was that issue at the top where discussion commenced at the top hierarchy of opposition parties to join hands to wrestle power from the APC come 2019, saying that in the state, there was no such discussion held between their party and others.
The chairman expressed optimism that his party will wrestle power from the ruling APC in the state, adding that his party was the saving grace for those who were offended in the APC and the PDP, stressing that currently, discussion with some top brass of the APC including those in the government who indicated interest to join SDP was on top gear, pointing out that arrangements for how they would be received in a colorful ceremony have started gathering momentum.