The All Progressives Congress in Nasarawa State has said the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, David Umbugadu, can’t be governor of the state by spreading falsehood and misleading members of the public.
Stating this while addressing newsmen in Lafia on Thursday, the state party chairman of the APC, Aliyu Bello, said following the governorship tribunal’s decision favouring the PDP and its candidate, the party had been showing disdain towards Governor Sule and his administration.
According to Bello, every statement or move by the current administration of Governor Dule has been misinterpreted by the PDP and its candidate.
“Since the split judgment of the governorship election tribunal, the PDP seems to be agitated and ruffled with anything that comes from Governor Sule and his administration.
“They have decided and determined to misinterpret every statement that emanates from anybody that has something to do with the government in power.
“It is therefore imperative to put things in their correct perspective to save the public from being misled to believing their lies and falsehood,” Bello said.
The director of media and publicity Umbugadu campaign organization, Mike Omeri, had criticised Sule’s late-night appeal against the recent tribunal verdict, which declared his principal as the governor of the state.
Omeri had said: “The timing of Governor Sule’s appeal filing raises questions about transparency, fair play, search for justice, and respect for due process.”
However, the APC chairman describes Omeri’s statement as “laughable, shameful, and the most ridiculous statement” coming from only those suffering from apprehension of pending defeat.
Bello said “Such a statement has some underpinning motives of hypocrisy and obvious plans initially hatched to manipulate the process of appeal which has now been decimated
“Since you claim your lawyers were eagle-eyed and were able to cross-appeal within minutes, why then cry foul? Allow the courts to decide on the issues brought before it in fairness and justice for all.”
The APC chairman, however, explained that the state is a peaceful state, inhabited by peaceful and peace-loving people, adding that, “the citizens are committed to pursuing peace irrespective of their lineages, language, and religion they have chosen to practice as no one can claim superiority over another.
“It is against this background that we have decided to respond to their varied misgivings and misrepresentation of facts about the appeal filed by Governor Sule in the court of appeal, falsehood, and propaganda by proxies, mindless threats and divisiveness as being incited by the supporters of the opposition PDPA.”