From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
A Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Bauchi State Alhaji Bibi Dogo has described as mischievous, publications made by an online medium against the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed awarded N3.6bn contract contravention of Code of Conduct and Public Procurement laws,
In a statement to journalists in Bauchi Bibi Dogo said , said the allegations were the handiwork of those who lost out in the scrabble for political power and influence in the state, accusing them of making it a pastime these days to “denigrate Governor Bala by engaging in character throwing of political innuendos and brickbats against him in the press, especially on social media.
Bibi Dogo said, “This is coming at a time Governor Bala ascension as the Executive Governor of Bauchi confirmed by the electorates in Bauchi State, the electoral body , Tribunal, appeal court and the apex court, it has become a historical imperative and no amount of blackmail can stop the inevitable enthronement of Governor Bala and many successes he recorded within a short period of time in governance of the State because all were destined by Allah the almighty”
He condemned “the embarrassing move by the self-styled Political opponents of the governor , whose only motive is to attempt to stop Bala’s successes , because his emergence as governor of Bauchi in 2019 first put them in to shame, second ushered in unprecedented infrastructural and human capacity development of the state, as he worked tirelessly and selflessly to restore the lost glory of the state , which is evident today in the numerous projects he embarked upon that touched the lives of common man in the State.
Party Stalwart said “ Bala as an experienced and seasoned administrator follow due process and the laid down rules and regulations in the act of governing the state”
He said “These allegations, are not true frivolous imaginations of the reporter hired by the political opponents of the governor released unbalance, its being done without genuine discreet investigations rather than gimmicks to cause confusion, disaffection, hatred among the people of the state and to distract the governor with the sole aim to bring him down”
Bibi Dogo advised the Governor to focus more on his developmental projects and assured that the governor will be vindicated and he will come out stronger and still put his detractor’s to shame as he has been doing.
An online medium alleged that Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, has awarded a company in which he is a director a shady contract worth N3.6 billion, for the supply of 105 “officials vehicles” for the use of the governor and other government officials, in contravention of Code of Conduct and Public Procurement laws.”