By Chris Suleiman, Abuja
Outgoing Governor of Kogi State, Capt. Idris Wada has been warned against selling off government assets as well as awarding last-minute shady contracts. Wada has barely four days to spend in office as the inauguration of the state’s Governor-elect, Alhaji Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress APC comes up on January 27.
State Chairman of the APC, Alhaji Haddy Ametuo gave the warning on Friday in Abuja in a statement he personally signed.
He said the party has information to the effect that the outgoing administration which has already incurred nearly N50 billion debt for the incoming administration is hell-bent on awarding phoney contracts as well as auctioning some government properties at ridiculous prices.
The APC therefore warned government appointees as well as civil servants in the state to err on the side of the law rather than trying to aid and abet crime.
“It has come to our notice that the outgoing Capt. Idris Wada-led PDP administration has embarked on the illegal sales of government properties and careless looting of the state treasury.
“We are also not comfortable with the unwholesome manners of awarding major contracts at this dying minute when the governor should be preparing to hand over to our great party, the APC”, he said.