Nathaniel Gbaoron, Lafia
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa state has said Governor Abdullahi Sule has shown that he lacks the capacity to administer the state from its underdevelopment. This is just as the party said it will “banish” the governor to Saudi Arabia at the end of his first term in May 2023.
The state chairman of the party, Mr Francis Orogu disclosed this during a media dialogue with journalists in Karu, Nasarawa State.
“The APC by all indices has failed our people, the coming election is therefore just a walkover for the PDP. By 2023 we will relocate him to Saudi Arabia,” he said.
Mr. Orogu chided Governor Sule for allegedly vowing to crush anyone standing between him and the governorship seat ahead of the 2023 elections, noting that the PDP is not afraid of the APC and its machinations.
He warned that the opposition party will resist any intimidation by the ruling party through all legitimate means available while urging the electorates to ensure that their votes count during the polls.
On his part, Dr. David Ombugadu, PDP’s governorship candidate urged leaders to avoid stroking the embers of discord and exacerbating tension because of their ambition. He said the PDP is on a rescue mission to save the country and the state from APC’s misrule, adding that as an economist, he has what it takes to steer the state on the path of development and growth.
He said the PDP will not descend to the APC’s level by preaching violence, adding that the party will dwell on how it will move the country and state forward when it takes the reins in 2023.
On his part, the Director general Atiku Ombugadu campaign organization for Nasarawa state, Labaran Maku vowed that the PDP would return to power at the center and Nasarawa State in 2023.
He said in a normal time, the PDP going by the abysmal performance of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) within the last seven and half years, is not supposed to campaign before it is reelected back to power in 2023.
He, however, said that since campaign is a key democratic tenet, the PDP will win the forthcoming elections through issues-based campaigns.
He noted that the PDP will challenge and interrogate the record of the incumbents both at the federal level and the state through democratic channels. Also speaking, former Director General National Orientation Agency(NOA) Dr. Mike Omeri and head of media and publicity for Atiku/Ombugadu campaign organisation in Nasarawa state revealed the itinerary for the party’s 2023 campaign in the state.
He said the PDP campaign would be kick-started with Toto LGA on 28th November, 2022 and end 31st January, 2023 in Lafia the Nasarawa state capital.