Letter to Lt. Gen. TY Danjuma (Rtd) By Muhammad Adamu Auta
I am constrained to write this letter to you at this material point in time. I am aware that you claimed to be an indigene of Taraba state, but your action, and inaction proved to be otherwise. No sane person would like to see even his place of domicile in flame not to talk of where he claimed to have been originated. Unfortunately, you have succeeded in doing just that!
I am aware of the influence you tried to exert on the state when you snatched Mallam Abdullahi Bala Adamu’s ANPP (then APP) Gubernatorial ticket and handed over to your Godson, Obadiah Ando. When Ando was thrashed at the secondary election you switched over to Rev. Jolly T. Nyame, and happily, Nyame resisted and refused to dance to your tune until towards the end of his second term. That singular miss-step from Nyame (Dancing to your tune) was what brought us to this sorry state. The rest they said is history.
Having succeeded in introducing the ethnic and religious card to the political dynamics of the state, you in concert with the March 28 defeated President, “Dr” Goodluck Jonathan, tried, and with his executive power ousted the former Ag. Governor of Taraba State, Alh. Garba Umar and reinstate the impeached Deputy Governor, Sani Abubakar Danladi with an agreement that he would not contest in the PDP Gubernatorial Primaries.
With same collaborator (GEJ), you refused to organized primary elections for the PDP in the state (Despite the fact that the party collected money for nomination form from the contestants), instead you appointed your Godson who is not an indigene of Taraba State, Arc Darius Ishaku as the flag bearer of the party despite protest from all relevant stakeholders in the state.
Using the Security Agencies, the Ag. Governor, and some compromised electoral officials, you went ahead and rigged the secondary election particularly in the villages in favor of your Unpopular Godson, Darius. Why I said in the villages is that, if you analyzed the collated results you would find out that your candidate was defeated in all the urban centers where the card reader was used effectively in the accreditation process. You and I know that, most of the villages where you rigged the election, the card reader was not effectively used, which was deliberate, thus, manual accreditation was used to perfect your plan in violation of the INEC’s guidelines for the conduct of the gubernatorial election.
With these atrocities, I have no respect for you! Let me even ask: How many times have you passed the night in Jalingo, the state capital of the state you claimed to have originated from? Where is your house located in Jalingo (apart from the one Mr Suntai illegally developed for you using the state resources)? They said you are a billionaire, how many industries were you able to set up in the state? What have you ever done for the development of the state? I would like to have answers to these questions.
Finally, Lt. Gen. TY Danjuma (Rtd), you are not a Tarabian, find your state of origin, we don’t need you around here. We want peace not war please!
Muhammad Adamu Auta