Bauchi Alliance for Good Governance (BAGG), has appealed to Governor, Isa Yuguda to shun the Good Governance Tour team anytime they arrive the State as protest against poor federal government presence in the State.
In a signed press release by leader of the group, Comrade Chindo Abdulsalam, it was stated that the essence of the tour is more political than real as the team is on sponsorship to launder the battered image of the Jonathan administration for its glaring failure to deliver its 2011 campaign promises to the people.
According BAGG, apart from the image laundering aspect of the tour, the team has been a burden on the lean purse of the respective states it so far visited just to laundering the image of a failing administration with false promises for extortion.
“Labaran Maku leads a team of 120 people claiming to inspect projects awarded by the Jonathan administration and such projects are not in existence in Bauchi State. The essence of the jamboree is for deceit and baseless propaganda. Bauchi State has over the years benefitted nothing from the Federal Government in terms of development and the team now wants the scarce resources of the State should be wasted on hosting them. Governor Yuguda should borrow a leaf from his Edo State colleague and tell the team off”, it said
BAGG further added that, “when Yuguda defected to the PDP in 2009, he said it was to attract federal government presence in the State but instead, the State has been relegated to the back waters even in federal appointments not to talk of projects. Apart from the National Housing scheme, the Almajiri modern school, few ETF and TEFUND interventions and the on-going completion of a road project in Bauchi north, the State has benefitted nothing”, it opined
The group called on Labaran Maku to put an immediate stop to the jamboree of deceit, since majority of Nigerians are eager to get rid of the Jonathan administration and usher in a more progressive and sincere administration for the good of the country, saying, ”EFCC should be called upon to thoroughly probe the tour with specific emphasis on how much each of the States visited coughed out to curry favor”. –