All Progressives Congress, APC, Niger State chapter, has considered the recent apology by Governor Babangida Aliyu in his statewide broadcast as mockery to the people.
“The recent apology by the chief servant of Niger State, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, during a statewide broadcast is most suitable considering the fact that he has plunged Niger State backwards than it has ever been since its creation.”
This was contained in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Jonathan Vatsa, and made available to Nigerian Pilot in Minna.
“We in All progressives Congress, APC, consider his apology as mocking the people of the state. True remorse for a sin committed should come with atonement, such that he can be bold enough to return to Niger State coffers what he knows that he has taken illegally.
“Let us agree from the face value that the conceptualisation of programme like bond projects, 10 kilometres roads and the ward development projects are worthwhile in an ideal set up, but it is pathetic that such programmes have been used over the years to siphon government funds.”
Vatsa said his party would continue to challenge the governor to show what he had done with the billions he collected from the capital market as bond and the funds released for the 10 kilometre road that had remained uncompleted.
“We are however more worried that the ward development project that the government always take credit for has been hugely a fraud. We are well armed with empirical facts that since 2010 to date despite the deduction from local government and state joint account, the money were never released to the wards.”

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