The Chairman of Kuje area council, Mr. Danladi Etsu Zhin, has debunked an allegation levelled against him by the immediate past Senator representing the FCT at the National Assembly, Mr. Adamu Sidi- Ali, over corrupt practices and inflation of contracts to the tune of N3bn.
Zhin described the allegation as baseless and untrue and said there was no time he was on the run from officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as reported in the national dailies, (not LEADERSHIP).
He affirmed that the EFCC had sent some of its men to the area council to investigate the said corrupt practices and contract inflation but they discovered that the allegations were not true. He said “This is a ploy by Sidi Ali to rubbish my career and administration, because I never inflated any contract.”
The council, boss who made the clarification in a chat with LEADERSHIP yesterday, explained that Sidi-Ali cooked up the allegations based on documents he had submitted to the Senate Committee on FCT, during his tenure as Senator, adding that the documents contained a list of contracts awarded and executed by the area council.
“What Sidi-Ali did was that he cooked up the allegations based on the documents that I submitted to the Senate Committee on FCT when he was in the senate. Why did he not ask the committee to investigate me then?
“I started my career in politics as a councillor and since then, I have carried out my duties with the fear of God. That was why the people of Kuje re-elected me for a second tenure. I live with my people, Kuje is my community and I cannot afford to shortchange my people. The reality is that the area councils’ chairmen in collaboration with the FCT administration have been occupied with developmental projects which they have executed and are still carrying out more projects in their respective councils,” he added.