Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has refuted claims that his recent visit to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FTC), Nyesom Wike, and other ministers in Abuja was part of efforts to influence tribunal judgement in his favour.
Recall that the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), David Ombugadu, is challenging Sule’s victory in the March 18 governorship election in Nasarawa State.
Addressing newsmen in Lafia at the weekend, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Sule, Mr Peter Ahemba, said the governor’s visit was aimed at strengthening collaboration with the FCT Administration and attracting development to the state.
Ahemba said it was aimed at discussing how to execute a metro line from Apo to Keffi, as well as partnership to build the 13, 000 hectares at Guruku/Kabusu Mega City that is only about 5km away from Maitama II.
He said no amount of false alarm and media propaganda would save the PDP from imminent defeat at the tribunal.
“A day before the visit to the FCT minister, the governor was visited by the Minister of Police Affairs, as well as the Health and Social Welfare in company of Global Alliance Vaccines Initiative (GAVI), at the Nasarawa governor’s lodge in Abuja. The governor also visited the Minister of Mineral Resources the same day with the aim of attracting development to the state.
“An opposition party that has the interest of the people at heart and is interested in propelling good governance through constructive criticisms will applaud the governor’s initiative of timely seeking partnership with the new FCT minister because it is a right step in the right direction,” he said.