THE Niger State chapter of the All Progressives Congress and its Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, have engaged in a war of words over a one-day visit by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
Osinbajo, was in Bida as a special guest at the turbanning ceremony by the Etsu Nupe and Chairman of the Niger State Council of traditional rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, on Saturday.
After Osinbajo left the state, the opposition PDP mocked the ruling APC saying it was a shame that the VP left the state without inaugurating a single project executed by the ruling APC because there was none.
The State Chairman of the PDP, Tanko Beji, while mocking the governing APC in a statement in Minna, on Sunday said, “The APC-led administration in the state decided to make the visit low-key because they have nothing to commission in the last six years of being in office.
“As though that is not enough undoing, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo was not shown any project or landmark achievement by either the government or the APC legislators to commission in Bida.
“The PDP expected that a performing government would line up projects for the Vice President to commission as he visits the state for a jamboree turbaning in Bida but none”.
Beji described the VP’s visit as a mere jamboree to waste state resources that could have been used for developmental projects.
In response, the State APC Secretary, Ibrahim Khaleel, said the PDP lacked the moral justification to accuse the ruling party of non-performance.
He said, “The Vice President’s visit was a private visit and the government of Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello was only present to accord utmost respect to the number two citizen of the country.”