Group Berates Gov Ngglilari's Kind Of Leadership
A group, under the auspices of Adamawa Periscope, issued a pressing statement accusing Governor Bala James of being a dictator,saying the seating Governor who is professing humility as one of his strong virtue, but given a different impression to the people of the state since he emerged as the substantive governor through a court ruling so to respect the tenents of Democracy take its full course in the state has now turn out to be anti Democratic in all his doings.
The group in a statement by its spokesman, Yakubu Damargi,and one joseph Tize cited the removal of Gombi Local Government chairman, Alhaji Rufai Umar, who defected to APC by the governor as undemocratic.
" When former Gov Murtala Nyako defected to APC, Ngilari who was then his deputy did not follow him, a development Nyako described as normal in democracy.
" We now wonder why the same Ngilari will go ahead and dissolved an entire elected local government council and appoint a caretaker simply because the council chairman and his councillors defected to APC.
" The same Ngilari as Governor and PDP leader for reasons best known to him allowed political crisis to linger in PDP led local government areas of Numan and Guyuk leading to the controversial impeachments of the council chairmen.
" The same Ngilari who did not participate in PDP senatorial primaries has found his way to emerged as the party senatorial candidate for Adamawa North after losing the governorship ticket to Mallam Nuhu Ribadu.
" Such actions and developments does not portray him as democrat the way he want us to believe", group said.
It also condemned the governor's decision to disrupt traffic flow along his private resident under the pretext of security.
It pointed out that the drums placed on public road obstructing free flow of traffic in front of Gov Ngilari personal house was uncalled for. The group noted that his predecessor, Nyako and other prominent personalities live along that road but did not take such measures in front of their houses that inconvenience other road users.
" If Ngilari feels his security is being threatened why not relocate to Government House where proper security arrangements are in place to protect him instead of inconveniencing passers-by and other residents of the area.
" His security men have now started restricting passerby, tricyclists,and even some private vehicles from passing through the road built with public money! This is unacceptable as it is affecting many parents using the road to take their children to a private school along the road not far from the Governor's .personal resident", the group said.
It urged Ngilari to "come down his high horse" and act like the simple and easy going man he used to be when he was the Deputy Governor to Nyako which earned him the nick name " Damo Sarkin Hakuri" meaning in Hausa, the humbled and patience one, adding that with the resent change on the behaviour where he has decided to shun every body that was why when president Good lack visited yola on presidential campaign no one recognized Bala as the Governor of the state as he has chased every body away .
They further explained that Governor Bala has been saying that he don't want crawled beside him choosing to stay away from the people especially the politicians and as a result of that PDP in Adamawa is suffering from a serious set back since the Bala assumption as the Governor.
In response to afore mentioned accusations against Governor Bala ,the director of press and public affairs Mr PP Elisha said those people are indeed enemies of Democracy who do not want justice to triumph over injustice.
"How on earth some body like the then Chairman of Gombi who was discovered to missappriates public funds in millions of naira without account of how it was spend, my principal is the most accountable Governor ever had.
"I am always surprise with the kind of people that will sponsored a particular group just because they want to settle scores with the governor , the suspension of those chairmen they mentioned is something purely done and followed due process, beside we have the courts around us they equally to seek for redress which I know all their cases is in court. Their accusations are quite condemnable and baseless." Elisha said
A public commentator who refused our correspondent to write in print appreciate the effort Bala is making to turn around the state for good
"We have problem in this state just because Bala is refusing to making Adamawa treasury into a national cake,he recently ordered that any unused monies allocated to the running of government house should be taken back to the state account, our children now have the knowledge of what is called traffic light something that has never been into existence since the creation of Adamawa state, our round about are beautifully being maintain by the present government ,is remaking the entire state and Adamawa now is answering it's name as land of beauty.The previous government have failed us for the past seventeen years but Bala is turning the state within four months." He said
According to him Adamawa is wearing a new look in all corners with working street lights in all the major roads in both Jimeta and Yola towns with dedicated power plant, accusing the working governor on falsely ground against God and the people of the state.