Monday, June 29, 2015

List Of 9 Nigerian Governors at War With Their Predecessors

Newly elected governors in Nigeria are expected to commence work and face the business of governance in their respective states. However, the process is being tampered by a raging war with their predecessors, especially over financial stringency.

Niger: Gov Abubakar Bello Clashes With ex-gov Babangida Aliyu

Gov. Bello is set to clash with ex gov Babangida Aliyu over a N2.9bn loan the later allegedly obtained "fraudulently" on the eve of his departure. He has demanded his predecessor to return the funds.

Rivers state: Gov Nyesom Wike Hunts down Rotimi Amaechi

Gov. Wike is going after Amaechi with everything he's got. He has inaugurated a committee to probe the ex-governor for corruption. There has been a war of words between the duo which their aides have recently joined in. He's also retrieving government properties still in possession of officials of the former administration.

Kaduna state: Gov. Nasir El-Rufai Unhappy With Mukhtar Ramalan Yero

Gov. El-Rufai isn't proud of his predecessor's policies and as soon as he assumed office he started reverting them.

This is based on the suspicion that funds (billions of naira) supposedly released to cater for citizen's welfare ended up in personal accounts.

Kebbi state: Gov Atiku Bagudu against former governor Saidu Dakingari

Dakingari of the PDP fell out with many PDP chiefs in the state prior to the party's primaries. He also publicly declared he would never hand over to Bagudu (who at the time was a PDP member).

He however lost the party's primaries and 24 hours later, Bagudu defected to the APC where he emerged the gov candidate. He later won the governorship election and since then the two can't be left in the same room.

Dakingari is mostly blamed for the impase, with many thinking of his actions as imature.

Plateau state: Gov. Simon Lalong Angry With Jonah Jang

The heat between the two is mainly due to the alleged N104bn debt the former left for his successor.

Bauchi state: Gov Abdullahi Abubakar Condemns Isa Yuguda over Maladministration

In Bauchi, there are various allegations ranging from embezzlement of public funds, poor performance and last minute allocations of lands, vehicles and many others being perpetrated by Yuguda's administration.

Reports say the bitterness between both parties is evident such that they exchange blows on social media.

Katsina state: Gov Aminu Masari, Ibrahim Shema Bicker Over state finances

Gov. Masari is determined to probe Shema for financial recklessness. There is reportedly a shortfall of N13bn in his books.

He's also cropped billions of naira in debt and owns hundreds of state accounts. However, Shema believes Gov. Masari just wants to rubbish his achievements in the past 8 years.

Taraba state: Gov. Darius Dickson Ishaku Silent Over N27bn Debts

Past administrations of the state reportedly looted the state's treasury. The N27bn debts were accumulated under the reigns of former acting governor Garba Umar and Sani Abubakar Danlandi who was reinstated by a Supreme Court ruling.

Ishaku hasn't made a clear move against his predecessors but he just might be bidding his time.

Delta State Mortgaged for N637.2bn debt

Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has vowed to extricate the state from what he called its stringent mortgage to financial institutions over a cumulative debt of N637.22 billion.

Although he was silent on any probe of his predecessor, analysts say the relationship between the two may not be smooth in the near future

Source: Daily Trust

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