“Because of his insistence to get the statement of account of the government, governor Bindow gave the assembly members N5 million each and asked them to go on indefinite recess so as to prevent them from inviting the commissioner of finance before the assembly to face enquiries on how they ran the finances of the state.” Hon. Abdurrahman Abubakar.
Ahead of Sunday’s All Progressives Congress party primaries in Adamawa state, the member representing Mubi South constituency, Abdurrahman Abubakar has called on delegates to vote out governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow for annihilating the economy and subjecting the state into bankruptcy.
Abubakar who is the chairman Committee on Budget and Appropriation also doubles as the member representing governor Bindow’s constituency.
Abubakar said governor Bindow’s stewardship would be remembered as the worst government in the history of the state because of the monumental economic sleaze, corruption and wanton neglect it wrought on the good people of Adamawa state.
Abubakar accused governor Bindow of running the state like his personal fiefdom subjecting government finances to top secrecy as he run the state unilaterally, adding that “Adamawa state was bankrupt under Bindow because he was the contractor, supplier and there was no any administrative pattern in the state.
Abubakar also accused the state commissioner of finance Mahmood Sali of colluding with governor Bindow to siphon the state resources through dubious means, adding that for that he would report the commissioner of finance before the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“I’m assuring you that as the chairman house budget and appropriation, I’m going to take the finance commissioner to ICPC and EFCC to produce the statement of account of the state in the last three and half years because we need it so as to do our work.
“The governor does not give account of the finances of the state because presently, we asked the commissioner for the state statement of account for over two years.
“They are busy withdrawing from the public funds, to buy delegates ahead of tomorrow primaries, we want them to account what they have spent in the last three and half years.
“We are calling on the APC delegates to vote a credible candidate that will not mortgage the state like Bindow.
“I am an indigine of Mubi, Bindow is my brother, it’s unfortunate that he failed us and wasted our time and resources,” Abubakar said.
Abubakar noted that because of his insistence to get the statement of account of the government, governor Bindow gave the assembly members N5 million each and asked them to go on indefinite recess so as to prevent them from inviting the commissioner of finance before the assembly to face enquiries on how they ran the finances of the state.
When contacted on the phone, the commissioner of finance Mr Mahmood Sali said he could not respond as he was in the midst of the people and promised to call later but did not call as at the time of filing this report.