We ‘ll Probe Interim Governor Ishaku If We Take Over Govt – APC

We ‘ll Probe Interim Governor Ishaku If We Take Over Government – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that they will probe spendings of Taraba State Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if Senator Aisha is finally declared winner by either the appellate or Supreme Court.

Briefing journalists yesterday in Jalingo, the Taraba State chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Hassan Jika Ardo accused the present government of siphoning the N9.4 billion bailout money granted to Taraba State by the Federal Government as well as widespread misappropriation of the state resources.

He stressed that if APC takes power from Ishaku, he must be investigated inorder to know how all the resources allocated to Taraba State was spent.

“The sum of N9.4bn has been released to Taraba State to bail the outstanding salaries, they have not paid the outstanding salaries, yet you can see people protesting now. We will probe them and find out where is the whereabouts of this money.”

“ You over heard the former commissioner for Finance, the present Chief of Staff, Rebo Usman saying that they have released N2bn to the local governments, which is blatant lie,” he said.

According him, “ We have a record available that shows they only released N700 million to the 16 local governments areas, so where is the whereabouts of N1.3bn?

“All these things we have to probe and find out, and what about their recoveries and the state allocations, what are they doing with the money? So if we cannot probe, we cannot progress.”

He noted that every month, the state collects allocation from the Federation Account, yet Ishaku could not pay salaries of local government staff, pensions as well as gratuities.

“We have to probe and find out who are those siphoning these monies and where they are taking the money to, they must bring that money back,” the chairman said.

Ardo, however, urged the people of the state to be more patient and wait for the verdicts of the upper courts.


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