By Remilekun Daramola
Yobe State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Mallam Abdullahi Bego has said that Governor Mai-Mala Buni’s ad-hoc task of piloting the affairs of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as Acting National Chairman has not affected his commitment to his primary role as governor of Yobe State.
Bego said the governor has not given any reason for there to be dissonance claims by some people in the state that he has abandoned his job as governor of the state at the altar of his adhoc job as the acting National Chairman of the APC.
He made this claim while fielding questions from journalists at the opening of the Ministerial press briefing organized by the NUJ, Yobe State Chapter in Damaturu on Wednesday.
He said the governor’s commitment to the development of Yobe State has not changed.
He said instead of entertaining the fear that the Buni may not be piloting the affairs of the state well enough, people of Yobe State should be proud that their governor among many other governors in the county is saddled with the responsibility of repositioning such a large party with huge followership across the country.
He said: “I must say that the involvement of Governor Buni with the APC assignment at the National level should be a thing of pride to the people of Yobe and should attract the kind of criticism that people are insinuating.
“For the records, His Excellency’s choice for the job is as a result of his master-class quality of a peacemaker and he was chosen among his colleagues to reposition our party that has a very huge followership. That’s a thing of pride.
He added: “I must also tell you that His Excellency Governor Mai Mala Buni has never forgotten to attend to Yobe issues whether he is in Damaturu or in Abuja or any other part of the world.
“Everyone can testify that the governor has been making strategic visits to people that matter in Abuja.
“Recently, you saw him visit the Chief of Defense Staff, Chief of Army Staff, the Commandant NSCDC and a host of other very important personalities to discuss the security of the state and I am confident that we will start seeing the results on the ground.
Bego said: “The job that governor Buni is doing now is critical, but a time-limited National assignment and he needs our prayers to succeed because the job is for the benefit of all Nigerians including Yobe State.”