A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stalwart, Dr. Umar Ardo has asked Hon. AbdulRazak Namdas a House of Representatives Member, to stop talking about a governorship contest, but he should first give a good account of himself and his stewardship as bases for trust and confidence.
In a statement signed and issued by Ardo, he said; “I just read on the news that Hon. AbdulRazak Namdas claiming to indicate interest to contest for the office of Governor of Adamawa state. While he is constitutionally qualified to do so, it is my contention, with all due respect to his person, that he is morally, and therefore politically, unfit to say so yet.”
According to Ardo, he said Hon. AbdulRazak Namdas , as chairman of the Army Committee in the House, should first explain to us why the army has failed to contain and subdue BH insurgency and banditry, and what measures his committee took to sanction this failure. Protecting and securing the lives and property of our people by the army and the role of the legislature in this regard are the paramount concern and need of our people presently and not his intention to contest for governor.”
“The insurgents are on the prowl killing, maiming and destroying our people and our communities, the army is less than forthcoming and beyond the sparing condemnation and shedding of crocodile tears on such acts, what is the legislature doing? Only this morning I read a news report of the insurgents attacking a community in the state and abducting 3girls even while the blood of last week’s attacks and gruesome executions of 5 Adamawa indigenes of Garkida is yet to dry up,” Ardo said.
“Yet, the Chairman of the House Committee who’s at the center of this national failure would, instead of apologizing to our people for his committee’s oversight failure and the consequent calamity on our communities, now turned around to request for more public responsibility. To me, this is the height of insensitivity to public plight and a typical example of the collapse of our socio-political values. To be sure, we ordinarily should have no problem electing Hon. Namdas (or anyone for that matter) as governor, or even president, but he should first give a good account of himself and his stewardship as bases for trust and confidence. So far, on the state of our security and the huge expenditure put into it as appropriated by the Namdas House Committee, the Hon. Member is yet to do that. And until then, he should not be so insensitive as to talk of any further public responsibility,” he said.