Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has warned the opposition party the All Progressive Congress (APC) not to dictate to him how to govern the state after failing in that aspect.
The Governor gave the warning when he received Yola North Community who paid him a thank you visit at the Banquet Hall Government House Yola.
Governor Fintiri while commending the community led by the District Head of Jimeta who doubles as the Dan Isa Adamawa Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Baba Paris applauded them for rejecting the All Progressive Congress in the last general election.
The Governor stated that the immediate past All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration in the state failed in providing good governance during their regime which led to them being dumped by the citizens.
While appreciating the community for opting to vote for him and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, he said that his Urban Renewal mandate remains unshakable.
The Governor explained that his administration has engaged relevant stakeholders before embarking on the Urban renewal programme, which is aimed at remodeling the state capital to make it compete with other developing state capitals in the country.
While promising to continue with the developmental projects he started across the state, the Governor wondered how politicians who couldn’t provide dividends of democracy to the people rant about the major developmental projects he is currently executing.
Furthermore, Governor Fintiri while reeling out plans to transform the state and not to relent stated that “We came prepared with our agenda well planned even before winning the elections”.
He used the forum to intimate them of his plans to empower the youths, so as to give them a sense of belonging, thereby stopping them from engaging in illicit acts.
While calling on citizens to continue to give his administration all the needed support, he went further to state that his doors are always wide open for meaningful contributions from the people.
Speaking earlier, leader of the delegation, the District Head of Jimeta and Dan Isa Adamawa Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Baba Paris said the purpose of the visit is to commend the Governor for his Urban Renewal Programme and also for appointing prominent sons and daughters of the community in his administration.
He said that as an overseer of the traditional institute in Jimeta, the community has never experienced mega infrastructural developments as it is experiencing under the Fintiri’s led administration.
He commended the Governor for his foresight in kicking off the construction of roads, a flyover and a grade interchange and also the dilapidated road leading to his house.
While assuring the Governor of their prayers, total support and commitment to his administration, he challenged the appointees to repay the confidence reposed on them by contributing their own quota to the development of the community and the state at large.
The District Head used the medium to call on the Governor to ban all illegal motor parks in the community and direct all commercial motorists to operate in the central park for orderliness and safety of passengers.
He also urged the Governor to as a matter of urgency assist the Local Government Council in the completion of the Yola North Secretariat.
Finally, he commended the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Bashir Ahmad and other too political appointees for the role they are playing for the development of the state capital.