The Association for Good Governance (AGG) in Taraba State has said that acting state Governor Garba Umar should not be allowed to run on the platform of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party come 2015.
AGG Chairman Taraba Sector, Danjuma Isa Munga told The Nation reporters in Jalingo that Garba Umar has failed in the seat and doesn’t deserve a second chance, He told the PDP stakeholders in the State to shop for a credible candidate for the next elections.
The AGG members who also are part of the PDP said that Umar has not developed Taraba state during his tenure but has continued to suck away the State’s money and resources, reducing the state’s wealth and making the state poorer.
They said: “Garba Umar has disappointed us and we are therefore calling on the PDP not to support him in his ambition.
“Taraba State under the administration of Umar has been characterised by high level corruption and embezzlement of public funds meant for the development of the state,”
He also accused the Governor of hijacking deals and hiring only from his tribal area which is in total violation of the federal character.
They said: “He (Umar) has hijacked the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) contracts which used to be a source of development for the state and poverty alleviation for the people.
“Beneficiaries of the MDGs contracts are all from Gombe State where Umar always stays. “He spends millions of naira buying cars and furnishing offices for thugs he illegally recruited as the ‘youth wing’ of the party. It scolded Umar for not gearing up the PDP in the right direction.
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