Sokoto APC puts Tambuwal on toes
From Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto
Sokoto State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress(APC), has issued a one-week ultimatum to the PDP State Government to intimate public on its expenditure or face litigation.
This is contained in a statement signed and issued to newsmen in Sokoto by the APC Chairman in the state, Alhaji Isa Said Achida.
“The APC in Sokoto State is giving the State Government a one-week ultimatum within which it should come out and intimate the people of the state on how their money is spent, otherwise, we will have no option than to sue the State Government to compel it to do same,” he warned.
“We are also worried that there is no corresponding tangible level of development commensurate with the colossal amount of funds received by the State during the period under review.
“We are therefore challenging the State Government to tell the indigenes of the state on how their money was spent,” Achida said.
The statement stated that it was on Friday the 6th of September that elected Chief Executives of most states including Sokoto and the President marked their first 100 days in office. In many states, governors have started laying foundations of several landmark projects, indicating the direction and priority areas of their administrations.
In Sokoto, however, the government of Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, having nothing to celebrate, even after four years and 100 days, took refuge under the neighbouring Zamfara State, to play second fiddle to a comparatively younger and inexperienced junior and seemingly a green horn, for some lessons in leadership.
Achida maintained that there is no doubt that 100 days constitute a very small fraction in a four-year tenure, but certainly it provides some evidence of the direction a leader intends to chart.
When Governor Tambuwal made the hasty move of sending the list of his would-be Commissioners and Special Advisers to the outgoing State Assembly, some observers thought it was a sign of an administration eager to deliver dividends of democracy.
Sadly however, the statement added, after more than three months since his swearing-in, the State is yet to witness any change in style or approach to governance.