Nasarawa Governor’s Aide, Ahemba lashes out at PDP guber candidate over 2023 election
By Yahaya Idris, Lafia.
The Senior Special Assistant, SSA, to the Nasarawa State Governor on Public Affairs, Comr. Peter Ahemba, has revealed that the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and its guber candidate David Ombugadu are plotting to sabotage the ongoing Governorship Election Petition Tribunal through massive sponsoring of Media propaganda.
Global Times Nigeria reports that the PDP have approached the court challenging the victory of Governor Abdullahi A Sule.
Ahember who disclosed this in a Press Release he issued on Friday title “RESORT TO MEDIA TRIAL AND PROPAGANDA BY THE OPPOSITION PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP) AND ITS GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE IN NASARAWA STATE, CONDEMNABLE.”
He said the PDP are taking the silent of Governor Abdullahi Sule for granted.
According to him, the failed politicians after exhausted all the venue at their disposal resort to Media Trial and Propaganda.
Below is his press release
RESORT TO MEDIA TRIAL AND PROPAGANDA BY THE OPPOSITION PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP) AND ITS GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE IN NASARAWA STATE, CONDEMNABLE.
The attention of the Nasarawa State Government has been drawn to the series of media trial and propaganda being championed by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and it’s 2023 Governorship candidate, Hon. David Ombugadu apparently to attract public sympathy and influence the outcome of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal.
It is no longer news that the State chapter of the PDP and it’s governorship candidate have approached the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lafia. They are challenging the Victory of Governor Abdullahi A. Sule which indeed, within their constitutional right to do so.
We however condemn in the strongest terms, the resort to media trial of a matter that is already before a lawfully constituted Tribunal as witnessed in the series of sponsored publications in some sections of both the conventional and social media platforms.
We view this show of desperation by the PDP and it’s candidate as a clear indication that the petitioners have no confidence in the issue(s)they are challenging at the Tribunal. Why should the party resort to media propaganda rather than allow the matter to be decided on its merit?
It is worrisome that, since the defeat of Hon. David Ombugadu in the governorship election by His Excellency, Governor Abdullahi A. Sule, the opposition PDP has thrown caution in the winds by resorting to sponsorship of nude protests in the streets of Lafia and all sorts of blackmail in the desperation to get the mandate freely given to the Governor by the people of the State upturned. Why should the petitioners try to be judges in their own case?
His Excellency, Governor Abdullahi A. Sule remains committed to delivering on the mandate freely given to him by consolidating on the gains already achieved by his administration. As a respecter of the rule of law, His Excellency has confidence in the judiciary and will rather await the determination of the matter before the Tribunal.
Comr. Peter Ahemba,
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Affairs