Gov. Jibrilla to tackle Council Chairmen on public fund embezzlement


By; Tina Phineas, Yola.
Ahead of the forthcoming Local Government Elections in Adamawa State, Governor Mohammed Jibrilla has warned that his administration will deal with any Local Government Chairman that embezzles public funds.
The Governor made the remark while presenting certificates of return to twenty APC local government candidates at the party’s Secretariat in readiness for the Local Government polls.
Jibrilla maintained that he will personally arrest, detain and prosecute any Chairman that diverts funds meant for the council.
“I will not take any of you to EFCC but I will arrest and detain you, then ask my Attorney General to prosecute and jail you if found guilty of embezzling the funds of your local government,” he warned.
The Governor who promised non interference in the activities of the candidates however assured them that the party will ensure their victory in the forthcoming Local Government elections.
“APC is geared towards winning all the elective positions comes July, 2016 local government elections in the state”, the Governor boasted.
Twenty Local Government Chairmen of All Progressives Congress (APC) who emerged successfully in the just concluded primaries were presented with certificates of return while Hong local government election was declared inconclusive.
Speaking earlier, the National Vice Chairman, Central, Alhaji Mohammed Saba expressed optimism over the peaceful conduct of the primaries and applauded the efforts of the state chapter of the party as well as the candidates for making the whole exercise successful.
Saba who represented the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party, said “I have been witnessing different elections in different parts of the country, I want to confess that Adamawa primary election is exceptional”.
Responding on behalf of the candidates, Mrs Wale Fwa of Demsa local government area, thanked the Governor for giving them neutral ground to campaign and promised that the Governor’s expectations on them will be met.


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