‘Dankwambo lacks moral right to attack Yahaya’
Gombe State Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Kwami, has said that former Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo lacks the moral right to attack his successor, Mohammed Yahaya, for whatever reason.
Stating that Dankwambo left behind over N120 billion debt, Kwami described Yahaya as a redeemer struggling to clean the financial mess his predecessor plunged the state into.
Addressing newsmen in Gombe yesterday, Kwami recalled Dankwambo’s alleged financial misdeeds, citing the N5 billion Paris Club fund to the state in the twilight of his administration, which was reportedly shared before he handed over.
“About N3.6 billion was withdrawn a day to hand-over. I know all these because I was part of the transition sub-committee on finance. Cheques were issued to some individuals. Those were what happened,” he claimed.
The commissioner also said that Dankwambo appointed six commissioners without ministries two months to the expiration of his government.He said: “Without prejudice, let me even come out to tell you; at the 11th hour, just two months to the end of the last government’s tenure, it appointed six commissioners without ministries and procured vehicles for them.”
“But to recover the money they stole is hectic. We had done all we could. The case is now at the court for decision. But since government is a continuum, we have since been servicing the debt they left behind.” He, however, cautioned Dankwambo to think of his maladministration and unpatriotic activities of his aides before attacking the government of Yahaya.
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