Barata:Shelleng LG Coordinator Clears Binani’s DG Of Food- Related Accusations

The Shelleng Coordinator of Adamawa All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Senator Aishatu Ahmed Dahriu Binani in Shelleng Local Government of the State, Mustapha B Kiri has exonerated and distanced the Director General (DG) of Binani, Senator Ahmed Barata from any allegation of diversion of foodstuffs meant for campaign.

Kiri said those rising frivolous allegations are the main cause of why APC lost the governorship election in the state.

According to him, he was in charge of all the foodstuffs sent by Binani to hand over to people and the DG is never aware of how it was distributed or to whom it was given.

Kiri accused the Member representing the Shelling constituency in the state assembly, Hon Abubakar Isa of playing a double-edged sword political game in the last governorship election that later consumed him.

He said it’s a known fact that Isa has been romancing Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri where it is on record he promised the PDP people of canvassing votes for them while they support him in return to win his election.

Kiri revealed that the whole issue started when assigned agents by the Independent electoral commission (INEC) for Shelleng were denied tags by the member representing shelling and replace with different agents entirely.

He said to correct the abnormalities that Senator Barata get across Tela Yawale, the Local Government party agent and state official Alhaji Gambo Shelleng went to INEC, insisting that the right delegates should be allowed to protect the interest of the party.

“I was the one that collected all the food. I was given two hundred (200) bags of Maize, Fifty bags of Rice, twenty-five cartons of detergent, twenty-five cartons of seasoning (Maggi cubes), and twenty-five bags of salts.

“I was also given two hundred wrappers for women and fifty wrappers for men. I collected these items, not the Senator. Dragging him to this whole issue is frivolous as is innocent of their baseless accusations.” Kiri said

Kiri further said they have judiciously distributed all the items through the committee mandate to make sure all items are sent to the intended people without the knowledge of Binani’s campaign Director General.

“Let me tell you Honourable Abubakar Isa is the one that caused the problem of APC in Shelleng, not Barata. He has been romancing with the PDP, in fact, in his campaign posters there is no anyone he had with the Governorship candidate.

“He has been romancing with PDP calling on people to vote for him and Fintiri. We have all records of how the PDP sabotaged their candidate for member state house of assembly to support him.

“For example, the ward of the PDP chairman APC won with a landslide for the House of Assembly seat but for the Governor seat, Fintiri won by a big margin. This is to show how he has been liaising with the PDP in Shelling.

“And their noise on agents’ logistics is nothing but a witch hunt of Barata. I was the chief returning officer and all logistics for agents was with me not Barata. What I did was to give all agents on duty for our party their logistics

“For that We can’t give logistics to people they hired to work against our interest at the detriment of our loyal party men. So I decided to give to only those on the ground and I have trusted they are our loyal party men and women.” Kiri added

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