The former Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Ibrahim Shekarau has warned that any political office holder or state governor that failed to impact positively on the lives of the people would not escape God’s punishment.
Shekarau said this yesterday in Yenagoa during the Bayelsa monthly transparency and ceremony marking two years in office of the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson.
According to him, any state governor and political appointee that embarked on road construction and other capital projects without proper welfare policies, prompt payment of pensions and other economic empowerment will incur the full wrath of God.
The former Kano governor scored Dickson high in the area of respect for rule of law, proper siting of peoples oriented projects, fiscal regulatory control and anti-corruption.
According to him, the performance of any administration will be judged on the “How” and the “Why”.
“If the How and Why are not in accordance to God’s law and the peoples benefit, God’s blessing will not be with you.
“The transparency aspect of governance is in accordance with the law of God. All the judgement of God on politicians will be placed on two pillars. It will be that of why and how. If your Why is not Godly and your How is not in accordance with the dictate of God, God has no business with you. And your end result may be hell fire.
“Clerics have told us that we should make our future a priority with transparency and probity and God will prioritize our years.
“When a man in the village heard all the billions read out in the transparency briefing of the governor, he may likely dismiss it with a wave of hand.He will declare that he has not seen it on his plate of food. And therefore, any action, policies and programmes initiated by government, in a small way, must go to change the lives of the human being”.
Shekarau said though he had just defected to the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) and had wondered what a PDP governor such as Hon. Seriake Dickson will show him as performance, “but I am now convinced that PDP Governors can perform.”
He also commended the Bayelsa governor over the signing into law a bill for the establishment of an anti-corruption agency in the state.