Kindly account for the N300bn you receive and stop talking about Shema, PDP hits hard on Masari
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Katsina State has lambasted Governor Aminu Masari for relegating his duties and focusing on probe of his predecessor, Ibrahim Shema.
The party said Masari had nothing to show for N300bn he has received in two years, including the Paris Club refund.
Hon Salisu Yusuf Majigiri, PDP State Chairman, in a statement on Wednesday reacted to the probe of Shema and officials of his administration.
“The report is a charade, it is callous, scandalous and unlawful, we therefore reject it in its entirety”, the statement said.
The party noted that the desperation of Governor Aminu Bello Masari to continue to act in illegal manner as regards the so-called Commission of Inquiry, which matter is ongoing before katsina state High Court 3, further confirmed the earlier assertion of a predetermined wicked agenda against Ibrahim Shehu.
“This is evident in the fact that Governor Masari hurriedly in desperation made the Commission to submit the report to him on Saturday June 17, 2017, at night, having earlier directed the Commission through his officials to remove the names of those he earlier made allegations against, who subsequently joined his administration from the list of indicted persons in the so called final report.
From the facts available to us, “Former Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema neither approved nor is aware of any 89 cheque withdrawals from Sure P account on May 28,2015, and days before the date, Ibrahim Shehu Shema has long gone out of Nigeria on vacation having rounded up his activities in government. That must have explained why Governor Masari is desperately trying to shield the operators of that Sure P account in pursuit of his one and only agenda in government to pull Shema down at all cost.
“From the inception of Governor Aminu Bello Masari administration, it is clear that the sole agenda of his government is to witch hunt former Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema and officials of his administration, despite using the Stadium built by Shema administration for his swearing in as Governor, and subsequently moved into the new Government House built by Shema.
“Also Governor Masari inherited a debt free state, with more than #14 billion in both the various state and local governments accounts, not to talk of numerous developmental projects executed across the state by Ibrahim Shehu Shema, some of which are building of more than 3000 housing units, First state Government owned Orthopaedic hospital in the whole of northern Nigeria, construction of more than 3000 km of roads.
“Unfortunately, in the last two years of Governor Masari in office, having received over #300 billion including over #16 billion Paris Club refund, the party observed that nothing on ground in the state to justify the huge amount accrued to the state. Despite this Governor Masari administration has allegedly spent over #1 billion to pursue his sole agenda against Shema. It is pathetic and worrisome that the people of Katsina state are presently living in abject poverty as a result of mis placed priority of the Governor to witch hunt his predecessor at the expense of good governance.
“We are reiterating again that the Katsina State Commission of Inquiry is part of grand conspiracy to malign, denigrate and tarnish the image of Ibrahim Shehu Shema who served the state credibly well on the platform of People Democratic Party, and we therefore condemned the desperation of Governor Masari to destroy his predecessor. And we certainly not be surprised that Governor Masari will not relent in his using state and federal governments agencies including the state ministry of Justice to further his sole agenda to destroy Ibrahim Shehu Shema at the expense of good governance which he has been pursuing in the last two years of his administration.”