Nasarawa State Government says the protest against the recent verdict of the Court of Appeal by the opposition Peooles Democratic Party-PDP is another shameful outing by a group of individuals believed to have been hired by the opposition.
A Statement issued to newsmen in lafia by Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Affairs Mr Peter Ahemba said No doubt, the March 18th, governorship election which the Independent National Electoral Commission declared Governor Abdullahi Sule as winner is a true reflection of the popular mandate given to him by the electorates in the State.
The Statement advised the International Community to Intervene in the internal affairs of the state and tagging of some ethnic groups as foreigners is laughable and has further exposed the opposition PDP of its ethnic agenda in the politics of Nasarawa state.
“We therefore condemn this show of desperation for power and urge security agencies in the state to note this dangerous rhetoric hovering very close to instigating hate amongst citizens by the opposition PDP and it’s sponsored groups in the state.”
“It is also laughable that the PDP sponsored coalition alleged external interference in the affairs of the state when the opposition party relied solely on external forces to acquire power having been rejected by the electorates at the governorship poll.”
It is also said that the people of Nasarawa State are fully aware of the role being played by some individuals, including a retired Military General, who has been working with the opposition to truncate democracy in the state.
“This is also a public knowledge that the recent verdict of the Court of Appeal affirming Governor Sule’s victory has been greeted with wide jubilations across the state. while the electorates, who gave their mandate to the Governor to enable him consolidate on the unprecedented achievements recorded by his administration in the first four years have been applauding the Appellate Court for allowing the will of the electorates prevail.
“we commend the good people of Nasarawa state, especially the teeming supporters and well-wishers of governor for the show of maturity and urge them to remain law-abiding citizens, no matter the provocative actions and utterances of the opposition agents in the state in the interest of peace and development.”
It maintained that, Governor Sule remains committed to the rapid socio-economic development of the state, being achieved through the implementation of policies and programmes that have direct bearing on the lives of the people.
The Statement explained that, as government, the security of lives and property as well as welfare of the citizenry will continue to top the priority of the current administration throughout his tenure as Governor of the State on May 2027.