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Again, Gov Sule react to PDP

In another claims by the opposition People Democratic Party (PDP) Nasarawa State Chapter, Governor Abdullahi Sule has reacted through his Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, comrade Peter Ahemba .

The Governor’s reaction which is now the third time since his assumption of office for a second term, was hinged on claims by the PDP on the ongoing petition it files at the Governorship Election Tribunal Committee sitting in Lafia, where in some instance the opposition claimed that traditional rulers in the state paid a visit to the Vice president, alhaji Kashim Shittema to prevail on judges at ongoing case at the tribunal in favour the governor.

And this making the third of such fallacious claims by the opposition PDP, drew the attention of the governor to a recent media publication wherein the State Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Francis Orogu was quoted to have called on His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, the Executive Governor of Nassrawa State and Chairman of the North-Central Governors’ Forum not to drag President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Barr. Nyesom Wike and others into Nasarawa politics.

The reaction of Governor Abdullahi Sule was conveyed to journalists in the state by comrade Peter Ahemba at the NUJ conference hall along Makurdi road in lafia on Sunday.

He said ” According to the State PDP Chairman, the recent visit by the State Governor to the FCT Minister was to seek his support towards securing a favourable judgement at the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Lafia.

” His Excellency, Governor Abdullahi A. Sule is not in anyway surprised at this deliberate falsehood by the opposition party as such has been the antics of the opposition party in the State and its style of politics, which the Governor views as a normal behaviour of any opposition political party, especially one that has suffered defeat at Governorship elections for four (4) consecutive times and at the verge of suffering another defeat at the Tribunal.

” While the government of Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule remains steadfast and shall resist being dragged into joining issues with the opposition under whatever guise, we consider it pertinent to put records straight for the sake of unsuspecting members of the public, who might be misled by the serial false alarms which has seemingly become the hallmark of opposition politics in the State.

Continuing comrade Peter Ahemba reveal that ” It is on record that, since assumption of office as the fourth democratically elected Governor of Nasarawa State on May 29th 2019, His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule has continued to drive the State on the path of progress and development in all spheres, specifically in the areas of security, infrastructure, industrialization, investment, human capital development, agriculture, health, education, among other sectors of the economy.

” First and foremost, the PDP leader and indeed, members of the public should note that the recent working visit to the FCT Minister by Governor Sule was mainly to solicit for further collaboration with the FCT Administration for a metro line from Apo to Keffi, as well as a partnership to build the 13,000 hectares Gurku/Kabusu Mega City that is only about 5km away from Maitama ll. A day before the visit to the FCT Minister, the governor was visited by the Hon Ministers of Police Affairs, as well as the Health and Social Welfare in company of GAVI at the Nasarawa Governor’s lodge in Abuja, while the Governor also visited the Hon. Minister of Minerals Resources the same day, all with the aim to attract development to the State.

” We find this show of desperation by the PDP laughable because, while the good people of the State are praising Governor Sule for the recent visit to the FCT Minister and that of Solid Minerals Development due to its potential to impact positively on the State, the PDP leader, who has become a false alarmist is alleging the visit was designed to influence the pending judgement of the Governorship Tribunal. For the opposition party, any visit to Abuja by the Governor or any other stakeholder that is not a member of the PDP is working to influence the outcome of the Tribunal”He said.

And questioning Mr. Francis Orogu’s persistent falsehood, the SSA public affairs said the PDP chairman should rather tell the people of Nasarawa State why himself and other PDP leaders in the State suddenly relocated temporarily to Abuja since commencement of proceedings at the Tribunal and have been moving from one retired Military General to another with the evil intention to get the mandate freely given to Governor Sule by the electorates upturned.And that the PDP Chairman should be reminded that political power under a democratic setting cannot be acquired through the backdoor.

” Again, let it be known to the PDP that, His Excellency, Governor Sule and his party, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have zero worries about what might be the outcome of the Tribunal. The Governor has tremendous respect for the judiciary and believes in it’s ability to dispense justice fairly.

” With the rejection and humiliating defeat of the PDP Governorship candidate in the March 18th Governorship election by the electorates and sound legal defence mounted at the Tribunal by Governor Sule’s legal team throughout the proceedings, couple with the disgraceful outing of PDP witnesses at the Tribunal, who admitted that their party rigged the election in several Polling Units and shortchanged the ruling APC of hundreds of votes during the election, Governor Sule absolutely has no reason to contemplate going to anyone to help influence the outcome of the Tribunal as alleged by the PDP. It is glaring that the PDP may have no case after all.

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