From Tom Garba, Yola
Adamawa State Governor, Muhammadu Jibrilla Bindow has been accused of running a lopsided government, which is not in the interest of the generality of the Adamawa people.
Barrister A. T. Shehu who is the state secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alleged that the Bindow Administration “is a one-sided government that is not considering the interest of the general public who are the majority.”
According to Shehu, ”Bindow is running a lopsided government, though I am not surprised with the kind of governance I am seeing because the governor himself is a one-sided governor.”
The accusation made by the opposition party came as a result of a statement issued by the governor through his Press Secretary, Yohanah Mathias, appointing “Mohammed Abdullahi Abba as a special adviser on Assembly Matters and State Assembly Liaison, Audu Ayuba Tanko state coordinator and special adviser to the governor on Wealth Creation and poverty alleviation; Mohammed Awwal Abdullahi – Special Assistant on New Media (Social Media), Alhaji Ja’afar Abubakar Magaji, member Adamawa Investment Company to replace late Ismaila Jauro.”
Malam Sanusi Mohammed Bakari and Mall. Saidu Usman were also given appointments as Principal Assistants to the office of Chief of Staff, whose appointments have since taken immediate effect
But in a reaction, an APC stalwart in the state, Mr P.P. Elisha said Bindow’s appointments had nothing to do with sentiments “bordering along religion or ethnicity line but he is fishing out the best hands to work with in the interest of the masses in the state.”
However, a grassroots politician and a woman activist who at one point was secretary of Mayo- Bani Area Development in Mubi North Local government Area (LGA), Hannatu M Jarengol, lamented that women have been sidelined by the Bindow administration in its appointments thus far, despite the fact that women voted massively for the governor.
Jarengol added that “APC which is supposed to be a party of change to meet the yearnings and expectation of people is gradually becoming a party of religion and ethnic sentiment with serious bias against women.”
From Tom Garba, Yola