The Gombe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), has today said the palliatives distributed by the state government were not based on political considerations.
Abdullahi Abdullahi, the Executive Secretary of SEMA, who is also the Chairman of the Committee in charge of distribution of the palliatives, made this known in an interview with reporters in Gombe.
The SEMA boss’ comment was a reaction to allegations that the palliatives were distributed based on political consideration, and that only members of the All Progressives Congress in the state were given the palliatives.
Residents told reporters that the palliatives were distributed by APC executives at the ward level to their members, hence, members of other opposition parties were shut out from the distribution.
Also speaking, Hajia Halima Musa, a resident of Hayin Dogo in Nasarawa community, alleged that APC executives in their ward anchored the distribution and only members were considered, which she feels is wrong.