Former Acting governor of Adamawa state and Nigeria Ambassador to Tunisia James Barka, has blamed the collapse of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the lawlessness of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party and described it as one of the reasons why he left the party.
“I left PDP when I discover that the party was hijack by people that have no respect for the rule of law, they were running the party as one of their family’s inheritance property. There is no responsible man or woman that has respect for the constitution of Nigeria will remain in such party,” Barka told The Guardian yesterday in Yola.
Barka, who is also a former speaker of Adamawa state House of Assembly, said that the results of the 2015 general elections which PDP shamefully lost was the decision of Nigerians to tell the leadership of the party that nobody has the monopoly of abusing the rights of the people to elect their leaders.
“See the shameful thing PDP did in Adamawa, other parties conducted their primaries in the state capital Yola, but PDP because the party has interest in selected candidates took its primaries to Abuja, this is the worse disrespect for the rule of law. What happen to PDP during elections will remain a lesson to the party and other parties too will avoid dying the way PDP was murdered by the leadership of the party,” he maintained.
He expressed joy that Jibrilla Bindo emerged governor as he will use his business experience to rescue the state from the claws of poverty.
“The good thing about Bindo’s leadership in the state is that he will use his wealth of business experience which the past governors don’t have and boost the economy of the state,” he said.
“If we have a governor that is business oriented like senator Bindo the state can pay workers and still have money for projects.”
“We have the biggest cattle market in West Africa here in Adamawa, but all the past government did not organized the market in a way that the state will be generating revenue. If that cattle market is in a state like Lagos the government will organize it in such a way that the revenue from that market alone can pay workers of the state”, he maintained.
He therefore appealed to the people of the state to give their total support to the senator Bindo-led administration to enable him to change the fortunes of the state.