Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello on Sunday said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP lacks the moral right to govern Nigeria again, after 16 years of plundering of the economy and the social structure of the country.
Governor Bello said this at the flag off of All Progressives Congress, APC campaign rally for the state forthcoming local government election held in Lapai, Lapai Local Government area of the State.
He said the opposition party has debased the moral values of the society as the party lacked consciousness and virtues to call it’s members to order in the glee of recklessness and impunity that characterised the management of the country by the party.
The governor added that the PDP was so heartless when its members sat comfortably to embezzle funds meant for arms purchase.
“One cannot comprehend how they (PDP) felt comfortable on such kind of money when our Soldiers were dying fighting insurgents in the north east,” the governor wondered.
At the state level, Governor Bello pointed out that the huge resources available to them in the last 8 years did not match the level of development in the state.
“It is sad that a lot of monies sent to the state were mismanaged by the last administration,” the governor lamented.
He disclosed that after embezzling the state treasury, some members of the last administration went ahead to loot pension money that was meant for civil servants who have meritoriously served the state and retired.
Governor Bello said that government has started taking action on the looters of the pension funds by arresting them so as to recover them and take next line of action.
He said that the state civil servants opted to go out of the new pension scheme because it was inimical to them.
Welcoming over 6,000 decampees from PDP into the APC, the governor commended their decision to dump the opposition, especially now that the APC was rebuilding the entire system of government.
The governor told the large crowd of party supporters that he was cautious during the gubernatorial campaigns not to make promises as he was not aware what will be left in government coffers, saying that he made the right decision as he inherited empty treasury from the past administration.
While noting the challenges of people of Lapai especially in areas of water and security, he appealed to the people to give the APC a convincing victory during LG polls so as to consolidate the government both at the centre and state.
Earlier on at the Palace of Etsu Lapai, Alhaji Umar Bago III the governor said his administration has chosen to continue with some people oriented projects of the immediate past administration.
“Your royal highness, we have decided to continue with some projects of the last administration and dropped the white Elephant projects such as the Minna City Centre,” the governor told the monarch.

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