2019: GOV BINDOW, GULAK RECONCILE
From Tom Garba, in Yola
The political atmosphere in Adamawa State is fast changing as the bickering over Governor Mohammed Umar Jibrilla’s second term bid, has given way to a smooth sail as the incumbent’s arch-rivals extend olive branch.
Laying credence to this was the visit by a delegation of some politicians from across the wards of the state, to the government house in Yola, led by one time Presidential Adviser, Ali Ahmed Gulak.
In his remark, Ali Ahmed Gulak, who was also one time Speaker in the State House of Assembly, explained that the governor has provided the needed peace and development for the people of the state.
He noted that the visit was driven by the incumbent’s tireless efforts of the incumbent to enthrone infrastructural development and urged him to “continue to recover lost grounds of development in the state”.
He stressed that his delegation consisted of “patriotic political king-makers as well as youth mobilisers who believe in the development strides of the present administration”.
In his short remark, the governor described the delegation as, “political heavy weights” and appreciated their support for his administration in the task of providing development.
He then emphasised thus: “my focus and vision for development cannot be derailed by political opponents”, adding that his administration has enthroned an “all- inclusive government that is geared towards stabilizing the state and improving the lot of the people”.
He said his administration has improved internally-generated revenue from one hundred and fifty million naira (N150m) to eight hundred million( N800m) and sustained the tempo in the last two years.
Chief of Staff to the governor, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abba Jimeta, said collaborating with the delegation has eased political tension and permutation by the present administration.
He said he has met with the members of the delegation with the purpose of cementing political ties ahead of twenty nineteen general election in the state.
The delegation later held a close door meeting with the governor and some members of his cabinet.