By Usman Shuaibu
The reason for whom the chairman of Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Abdullahi Galadima was voted for, has been defeated because the chairman has been using the Area Council resources to enrich himself, some residents of the area have said.
In an interview with Peoples Daily correspondent in Kuje, residents accused the chairman of failing to focus on the developmental projects in the area.
They said: “The chairman was elected to provide the dividends of democracy for the electorates, but his administration had failed to move the Kuje and its environs to the next level”.
A resident, Mr Yohanna Zakari, said the chairman seemed to be lacking the experience and wisdom to run the affairs of the council towards meeting the yearnings and aspirations of the masses who voted him into power.
Another resident who identified himself as Audu Awuta, expressed dismay that the administration of Galadima had neglected the people of Kuje and its grassroots level in terms of provision of basic necessities of life.
Similarly, a farmer who also identified himself as Mohammed Zafiwo, alleged that the Galadima-led administration had not provided fertilizer for the farmers since he took over the leadership of the Area Council.
Zafiwo said most farmers in Kuje and its environs were not happy with the chairman due to the bad administration of the council.
Also speaking, a business man, Mr John Emma, noted that the administration of Galadima had done nothing about the dilapidated roads within the Kuje Area Council.
On his part, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the area who pleaded for anonymity alleged that the Kuje council boss had diverted the resources of the council to purchase a gigantic house in Abuja.
The aggrieved APC member said the chairman had not executed tangible projects since he took the mantle leadership of the council.