The Special Counsel to Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state on media and publicity, Solomon Kumangar, has described as unfortunate the attacking of Gov. Fintiri led administration by the opposition All Progressive Congress in the state over the recent 21 council chairperson inaugurated by the governor to act for three months pending the conduct of council polls.
Recalled that the organizing secretary of APC through a press statement recently described as illegal the appointment of the 21-caretaker committee chairperson for Adamawa council.
The opposition party also called for the immediate dissolution of the 21-caretaker committee.
But Kumangar said it’s sad that while the people of Adamawa in general, including the APC, were happy over the recent council chairperson appointed by the governor, Mustapa Atiku that has remained silent over the plight of the local government for years under the last administration would now come out to criticize proactive actions taken to strengthen local government under the current administration.
“Ordinarily, the PDP in the state decided not to react to the antics of the sinking APC, but is good to put the notion in better perspective for public interest”.
Kumangar said it is embarrassing and illogical for APC to think of nothing rather than playing politics with the issue of governance in the state.
“While diverse people across Nigeria irrespective of party affiliation, state, faith, including international organizations are hailing and supporting the measures taken by the state Fintiri led administration in tackling the age-long decadence left behind by previous government in Adamawa and the welfare of local government staff, it is disheartening that our brothers in APC have opted unparalleled by choosing to politicize governance matter.
“I want to urge them to show patriotism as citizens of Adamawa, where we choose to work collectively for peace and progress by supporting the process and bringing their contribution to support the governor in reorganizing the local government.
“I don’t see anything wrong appointing caretaker committee by the governor, if APC as a political could not see anything wrong in caretaker which is alien to their constitution I see no reason why they are crying wolf over same caretaker in Adamawa, as what is good for the geese is good for the gander,” Kumangar said.
He urged the people of Adamawa and other stakeholders, including the opposition members of the APC, to support the present administration towards its positive transformation, in line with Fintiri’s 11- points agenda and 25-year transformation plan for more dividends of democracy to the good people of the state.