By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Senator representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District, Engr Aishatu Ahmed Dahiru Binani has within the last three days, distributed 21 trailer loads of fertilizer amounting to 12,600 bags to Adamawa peasant farmers in twenty LGAs.
A gesture that was widely seen to extoll the Senator as a performer and a lover of her people.
The Senator who also flagged off the installation of streets solar lights to the seven LGAs compromising her constituency while sharing the fertilizer, said the 12,600 bags is a personal donation, not a constituency project.
But a loyalist of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Central Senatorial District of the state, Alhaji Mohammed Bappare refuted the claims and raised an alarm that the federal lawmaker only claimed the donation by the Federal Government to the people of Adamawa through her, not her own personal donation.
“The claim by Adamawa Central zone Senator that the fertilizer she has brought to distribute to her constituents three days ago as her personal donation is nothing but a fat lie,” Bappare said
Bappare recalled that the Senator In 2019 lied over flood materials distributed by the federal government and claimed was her own personal gesture and an effort to ameliorate her people, which was later exposed and rebuffed by well-meaning individuals in the state.
“Our distinguished Senator has always been economical with the truth, in 2019 all evidence was shown that the relief materials were given by Federal Ministry of Humanitarian and Disasters Management, this time around I expect her to treat the people of Adamawa with all sincerity of purpose, there is no need of claiming what is originally not coming from her, this is a serious leadership problem when people in the helms of affairs cannot be truthful over the trust the people have shouldered to on them, we are doomed for poor representation.
” One can only be comfortable that Binani can never represent with a simple truth as she has reversed back to her usual political ways of wild claims, glory hacking and hunting.
“If she wants to convince us, I challenge her to show the people of Adamawa the receipt of the fertilizer purchased and company the fertilizer was bought.” He added.
He continued by saying that the Senator should not forget that this isa civilised world and Adamawa Central zone cannot be tricked with any political manoeuvres and they will do all they can to defend the interest of their people and expose leaders that are Hell bent on doing any detrimental to people representation.
“The senator has failed beyond redemption as such we have resolved to take our destinies into our hands, leadership is about sacrifice towards public service as such any leader that has fallen short of Hon. Dr Zainab Gimba’s performance standard should forget about political leadership in our zone and Adamawa State and even Nigeria,” he added.
The view of APC Organising Secretary in Gombi LGA, Nubiya Nathaniel was that the good intentions of Binani have been sabotaged by the people she delegated to distribute the fertilizer in the LGA.
He lamented that the two trailers load of about 1,600 bags were not wholly delivered as half of the fertilizers went to individuals who were not supposed to be given because the party was not involved well in the distribution process.
“It’s unfortunate her good intentions have been sabotaged by a few individuals, selling what is meant to give the peasants farmers for free.”
He, however, condemned the position of Bappare to only be acting basei on political beef and true hatred of the wonder working and most performing Senator.
Nubiya said Binani is beyond the political views of Bappare, according to him she has been tested and trusted, proven herself beyond reasonable doubts to the people of the state in many aspects that she a good leader.
He advised Bappare to sheath his sword and support her to succeed because it’s her time.