The people’s democratic party, Niger state , has welcomed the challenge thrown by the Niger state Governor Abubakar Sani Bello to invite the EFCC to examine the state records, when he said:
“Based on the allegation on the loan meant for fixing Bida Minna road, we did not meet any money in government account when we came into office neither has there been any money of such received by the government.
“For this, we are inviting the EFCC to come and probe this government and the other government to see who is lying among us. But I still say that we did not meet anything in the account. EFCC should come and find out if the money as been released from that time till now”
This invitation even though we know is dubious, is auspicious and a welcome development to the PDP.
Meantime, before the EFCC arrives the PDP challenges Governor Abubakar Sani Bello to throw the state accounts open, let the people know what he did with the hundreds of Billions that has accrued to the state in the past 5 years with no single project commenced or commissioned.
Governor Bello should know better that he doesn’t need the EFCC to prove anything if he is a transparent Governor, all he needs is to commission just one project worth 2 or N3Billion.
In addition to this, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello should throw his asset declaration form for 2015 and 2019 open to the general public for scrutiny, or hasn’t he been paraded on several news fronts as the richest Governor in Nigeria? What business does he do to earn so much?
The PDP finds it phoney and dubious that a simple act of integrity has not been obeyed talk more of inviting EFCC to check for $181M Islamic Development Bank Loan.
Governor Bello knows better that Nigerlites have heard enough of him and are just waiting to see his exit, may be then EFCC will have enough room to do their job properly without let or hindrance.
Bar. A. I. Mustapha.
PDP State legal adviser