The All Progressives Congress APC in Bauchi State has debunked allegations that the Governor-elect, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar has collected the sum of 565 million Naira from the state government.
State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Auwal Jallah stated this yesterday while speaking with newsmen in Bauchi, adding that "There was no iota of truth in all the allegations published by an online media against the Governor-elect and the members of the transition committee. No one collected such a huge amount of money from the state government".
Auwal described the story as false allegations meant to tarnish the image of the Governor-elect and advised the medium to retract the story and to always cross check facts before going to the press in order to be fair to all as it's in the conduct of developed journalism.
He said, "To put the record straight as it is in the tradition, every transition committee receives little token from the outgoing administration, and that was the only money received from the Bauchi State government , and it didn't reach even one tenth of the amount quoted. The money that was given to the transition committee and they used it to buy furniture's and to settle the committee allowances, the Governor-elect did not interfere in the work of the committee, and he did not collect a kobo from the committee, in fact he was not aware of it".
On the current strike embarked by Bauchi workers, APC spokesman appealed to the workers to return to their duty post in the best interest of the state, as according to him, the strike will paralyze health care, schools, and other essential social services which will put many people in difficulties.