Linus Oota, Lafia
The power play between Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and his predecessor, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, which is already taking a toll on the state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), assumed a different dimension, on Wednesday.
Governor Al-Makura has ordered probe of Adamu’s administration which lapsed in 2007.
The governor, at the Government House, Lafia, while administering the oath of office on three permanent secretaries and three special advisers, set up a committee to probe Adamu’s administration.
Senator Adamu had vowed to stop the emergence of Al-Makura’s anointed candidate for the governorship election, Abdullahi Sule, while Al-Makura has also taken arms against the third term senate bid of Adamu; to replace him with one of his commissioners, Tijjani Ahmed.
All the APC governorship aspirants in the state have rallied round the ex-governor, to stop the emergence of the governor’s anointed candidate.
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Governor Al-Makura has directed the immediate review of the concession agreement of all the state government-owned hotels and other related facilities, including the new Keffi Hotel, NIPDC Conference Hotel, Lafia and Keffi Club.
The committee is also mandated to review and investigate the circumstances which led to the failure of the Farin Ruwa independent hydro-power plant project, as well as the Zimbabwean farmers’ projects.
Sen. Adamu is the owner of new Keffi Hotel and is alleged to have started the Farin Ruwa project.
The probe committee is headed by the Commissioner for Finance, Hon Ayuba Dogara Ayenajeh.
On his part, senator Adamu said the governor will regret his actions.