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Wada Idris: Kogi people want me to rescue them from bad governance
…claims not to have tampered with local governments’ revenue allocations from federation account when he was in office between 2012 and 2015, daring anyone to challenge his claim.
As many politicians juggle to unseat Yahaye Bello of Kogi State, regard to what some civil servants branded ‘wickedness’ to have owed them several months arrears, Idris Wada, says he is joining the gubernatorial race to save the people of the state from ‘bad governance.
is to join the November 16 governorship race to save the state from “bad governance.”
Wada, who is seeking to return to office because the people of the state had called him, speaking in Lokoja yesterday during consultations with stakeholders.
He claims not to have tampered with local governments’ revenue allocations from federation account when he was in office between 2012 and 2015, daring anyone to challenge his claim.
The governorship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party for upcoming election, said he allowed council chairmen to utilise the available resources within the provisions of law, adding that local government remains a third tier of government and he respects that constitutional provision.
He alleged that non-payment of salaries had caused hardship.
Governor Yahaya Bello, while reacting through his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, said it was laughable that Idris Wada whose administration was marred by insecurity, underdevelopment and impoverishment” could make such assertion, accused his government of poor governance.
Part of his statement read: “Wada is only trying to conjure political relevance among his kith and kin today after he was ousted in order to reclaim Kogi State from the Boko Haram and other forms of insurgencies the state witnessed during his reign.
“It is on record that he was voted out owing to the fact that his administration could not initiate any project in four years while insecurity overran the entire geography of the state while he was governor.” Bello added.