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Nathaniel Gbaoron, Lafia.

The Nasarawa state Governorship candidate of the people’s Democratic party (PDP) Dr. David Umbugadu has said that the Governor Abdullahi Sule led All Progressive Congress, APC administration has nothing to show in the last three years.

Umbugadu stated this in an interview with newsmen in Akwanga Local Government Area (LGA) after the maiden meeting of all the PDP flag-bearers in the state.

He expressed optimism that PDP will defeat APC in all elections because the current administration in the state has nothing to show in the last three years.

The governorship candidate promised to tackle the spate of insecurity in the state with technology if elected in 2023.

Moneycentral recalls that so many prominent Nigerians including a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (Rtd) was shot dead in an ambush along Keffi in Nasarawa State in 2018.

MoneyCentral recalls further that Philip Shekwo, Nasarawa State Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) was kidnapped at his residence in Lafia in November 2020 and later found dead, and, recently, Zakari Kigbu, former Federal Commissioner of National Population Commission (NPC) was killed in Lafia.

Umbugadu described security issues as very sensitive, but for the purpose of creating awareness about his blueprint, he would invest in modern security tools.

“We are in a digital era, so there are interceptors, that could be used to intercept calls from the bandits and kidnappers.

“There are servers and communication towers, so if any communication emanate from an area, you can intercept all phone numbers in the area and act swiftly.

“The tricks of the bandits and kidnappers is they use the mobile phones of their victims to negotiate for ransom, so we will support the security agencies with modern gadgets to tackle them,” the PDP candidate said.

According to him, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras, drone technology amongst others will be deployed to complement efforts of security personnel to keep the State secured.

The governorship candidate also said he would turn hundreds of youths into millionaires yearly through agricultural entrepreneurship and modern skills.

Umbugadu explained that the meeting was aimed at having a comprehensive blueprint by the PDP candidates at all levels to develop the state and salvage it from poverty and insecurity.

Speaking on behalf of the candidates for National Assembly, Nathaniel Aboki, Senatorial candidate for Nasarawa North, expressed gratitude to the party for the opportunity and thanked the governorship candidate for providing leadership to ensure the victory of the party in 2023 polls.

Aboki said he was adequately prepared to represent the zone and attract more Federal Government presence to the area.

He promised to sponsor quality bills that will help address the problems of unemployment, poverty, insecurity and infrastructure among others if elected to represent the zone in the red chamber.

MoneyCentral observes that the APC in Nasarawa state became jittery ahead of the 2023 general elections after the PDP produced David Ombugadu as it’s gubernatorial flag bearer.

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