Don’t drag Tinubu, Wike into Nasarawa politics, PDP tells Gov Sule


Governor Abdullahi Sule (middle) during a visit to the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike in Abuja…. Friday

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State to stop dragging President Bola Tinubu, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, traditional rulers and other Nigerians into the state politics.

The opposition party declared that the politics of the state, including the governorship dispute at the tribunal was the decision of the court over the outcome of March 18 election.

PDP, in a statement signed by its state chairman, Francis Orogu and made available to newsmen in Lafia on Saturday, told the governor that the time for politics was over, adding that “moving from pillar to poles seeking for favour was not the solution, hence the wishes of the Nasarawa people.”

It would be recalled that Mr David Ombugadu, governorship candidate of PDP is challenging the declaration of Governor Sule of the All Progressives Congress, APC as winner of the governorship polls.

The tribunal during its sitting of September 14 reserved judgement on the petition after counsels of the petitioner and first, second and third respondents adopted their final written addresses and promised to communicate the counsels on the day the judgement would be delivered.

The PDP chairman in the statement accused the governor of not having anything to show for the more than four years he has been piloting the affairs of the state.

He, therefore, urged the governor to leave President Tinibu, the FCT Minister and other Nigerians out of the politics of the state and face his political travails.

“We have observed that after four years and three years in office governor Abdullahi Sule was yet to commission a single remarkable project in the state.

“It is disturbing that the governor is only hiding on the guise of collaborating with the federal government to tackle the infrastructural and security challenges facing the state,” he stressed.

Orogu lamented that a lot of kidnapping, killings and other crimes are going on unabated in the last four years under the watch of the governor, citing the cases of a sitting chairman of APC, Philip Tatari, former Federal Commissioner of National Population Commission, NPC, Zakari Kigbu, and many others, who were murdered in the state.

He also said that the convoy of the state deputy governor, Emmanuel Akabe was attacked and some police personnel attached to him were killed in the process.

The PDP chairman added that the house of Labaran Maku, former Minister of Information and his family members were attacked three times and lives were lost during one of the attack.

Orogu further alleged that a lot of other kidnappings and killings going on in various parts of the state.

He said: “Prof. Onje Gyewado, former deputy governor, Emirs, Chiefs, farmers, and civilians, have been killed or kidnapped and nothing serious was done by the state government.

“We believe that a conscious commitment to governance by Governor Sule will reduce or eliminate these security challenges.”

He, therefore, appealed to the federal government to support the Army, Police and other security agencies to tackle the increasing insecurity in Nasarawa State