Sen. Abdullahi Adamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday expressed satisfaction with the level of development recorded in Nasarawa State in the last four years under Gov. Umaru Al-Makura.
Adamu said this in Keffi in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the political situation in the state ahead of the February general election.
Adamu, who was the first civilian governor of the state, commended Al-Makura’s administration for overcoming various challenges to provide people oriented projects across the state.
“Gov. Al-Makura has provided various developmental projects that have direct bearing on people in the state despite the bitter challenges thrown on his path in the past three and a half years by his political adversaries,” he said.
The senator, who represents Nasarawa West in the National Assembly, said no administration in the state had contained with divergent divisive forces like the present state government.
“Al-Makura has not enjoyed six good months of peaceful reign since his assumption of office; no leader create problems for himself, no leader will create a situation where his citizens will be dying in hundreds and properties are being destroyed,” he said.
Adamu also noted that in spite of the governors doggedness to reposition the state, “the political class has not been supportive, rather they have made concerted efforts to thwart his efforts.”
“Imagine you are a governor and communities are hit and lives are lost, you hardly finish burying corpses from one incidence before the next one happens.
“While this is happening your own citizens are calling for the worst, calling for state of emergencies and so on.”
He alleged that the crises were instigated by political foes, and appealed to people in the state to give peace a chance, to enable the governor deliver more dividends of democracy.
Adamu expressed confidence that the APC would win the Feb. 28 governorship election in the state.(NAN)