Forthcoming Council Election: Kuje Council Chairman Allegedly Dishes 52 Cars To Thugs and Associates

A group, League of Friends for Good  Governance,  Kuje Chapter has raised alarm  over what it termed looming security breach following the presentation of 52 vehicles to notorious thugs around Kuje by the Kuje Council Chairman, Hon. Abdullahi Suleiman Sabo in preparation of the forth coming council election. 

The group, in a communiqué exclusively obtained by LeadingReporters opined that the forth coming Kuje Council Election may be greeted with violence and security breach, unless the security agencies proactively steps in.  Other allegations made by the group include diversion of council fund into secret accounts for election, last-minutes acquisitions of series of landed property by the council chairman, incessant award of contracts to associates and paying upfront to them without work being done.

Rising from a meeting, the group spokesman who would not want his name in print for security reasons said that while the group is not against anyone pursuing his or her legitimate political ambition, doing so at the detriment of the collective resources of the people and at the cost of lives of Kuje residents should be resisted by all well-meaning Nigerians.

Furthermore, the petitioners enjoined the anti-corruption agencies to investigate how revenues from food handling, inspection, certifications and tenement rates are handled since Hon. Abdullahi Sabo assumed office. 

“We call on anti-corruption agencies to wade in and unravel how a man who is known to be from a humble background suddenly could afford to have 28 houses, plazas, shops and other landed properties within interval of two years.  We specifically want the anti-corruption agencies to ask the Council Chairman question on how he garnered N240million kept aside to prosecute his political ambition. 

The group listed few of the properties, allegedly acquired by Hon. Sabo to include N15million house which he acquired from the family of Late Hon. Yusuf Doperi,  N18million house acquired from one Mr. Kenneth, Engineer Idri’s N18million house bought over by Hon. Sabo.  Another house worth N20million bought from Mr. Adbullahi.  Other houses include N19million house bought from Alh. Ebbo; reconstruction of one of his houses at the cost of N90million Naira currently;  a plaza behind Kuje Market estimated to have been acquired at the cost of N70million.

The group as well alleged that Hon. Abdullahi Sabo recently acquired a large expanse of land in the heart of Kuje, directly opposite the Gomo Palace, estimated at the cost of N50million. 

The group promised to work with the anti-corruption agencies to unravel all the perennial atrocities that have been perpetrated in the council, under the leadership of Hon. Abdullahi Sabo.

All efforts to reach Kuje Council Chairman to address the allegations proved abortive as calls and texts sent to him and his Chief of staff were unanswered as at the time of filing this report. 

Contracts running into hundreds of millions allegedly awarded by Hon. Abdullahi Sabo without due process would follow in our next publication.  Stay tuned. 

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