ACN, PDP agree against Wada

Governor Idris Wada of Kogi
Idris Wada, Kogi state governor

ACN said Kogi state needs international intervention from the ruins Idris Wada has created.

In a rare concordance between parties that are almost always at loggerheads, the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, has declared support for the position taken by some members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kogi State against the state governor, Idris Wada.

The ACN hurled criticisms, Friday, at Mr. Wada, two days after members of his own party, the PDP, tore his administration into shreds.

Prominent members of the ruling party, in a petition sent to President Goodluck Jonathan, and the party’s National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, accused Mr. Wada of corruption, incompetence, and mediocrity in office.

The party elders said after spending 10 months in office and receiving billions of state funds, Mr. Wada has built just one roundabout in the state.

The opposition party latched on the petition by the PDP to cast aspersion on the governor’s 10-month old tenure in office.

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The ACN, in a statement titled “KOGI STATE : KOGI PDP ELDERS ARE CORRECT,” described the governor as an “illegal treadmill governor.”

Opposition’s criticisms

The opposition party accused the governor of leading the state without regards for the constitution, and called on the international community to intervene in restoring order in the state.

“If the people of Kogi State are to salvage their democracy, a much more concerted effort on the part of the international community as well as its population, is needed,” the Kogi State ACN Chairman, Haddy Ametuo, said.

“In the last 10 months, we have not seen any spark, policy pronouncement or dramatic action to move Kogi State forward from Mr. Wada,” he added.

The opposition party said it expected the “woeful” performance of the governor.

It said youth unemployment, insecurity of lives and property, violent crimes, official corruption, worsening state of infrastructure, unprovoked police shootings of innocent Nigerians characterize Mr. Wada’s administration.

In response to the criticisms, the governor has argued that 10 months in office is “too early” to judge his performance.

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