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Hullabaloo in Nasarawa as APC chieftain campaigns for PDP


Hullabaloo in Nasarawa as APC chieftain campaigns for PDP

By Jennifer S Kuwanta

An All progressive party (APC) chieftain in Nasarawa State has caused an uproar after going against his party to publicly declare support for a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, barely 75 hours to the conduct of the Governorship and state Assembly elections in Nasarawa State.

The move came to fore following a press conference addressed in Lafia by one of the party chieftain, Obiya Yahaya-Doma, calling on the residents to vote for the candidate of the opposition People’s Democratic party, David Ombugadu Wednesday.

According to the ruling APC Chieftain, Yahaya-Doma, the call for votes for the opposition candidate in the state became imperative because of the competency and the agenda of the PDP candidate which is tailored towards the transformation of the state and his physical desire towards the part of development.

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“Sentiments apart, I’m an APC Chieftain we cannot continue to fool ourselves when things are not going right in Nasarawa State. Ombugadu has proven records of achievements as a two-term House of Representatives Member representing Akwanga/Nassarawa-Eggon/Wamba Federal Constituency from 2011-2019”.

“Let us move Nasarawa State forward by bringing on board competent, persons with articulated programmes and agenda for the development of our state”, Obiya Doma declared.

He added that Ombugadu while in the National Assembly had facilitated employment for several youths, attracted projects including healthcare centres, schools and electricity to not only his constituency, but the state as a whole.

“Ombugadu as a Lawmaker has provided boreholes to all the electoral wards of the state, even those outside his constituency benefited from his representation.

“If someone can do all these as a House of Representatives Member, imagine what he will do when elected as the governor,” Doma added.

According to the APC Chieftain, the PDP candidate is in his early 40s as such it is high time the youth be given the opportunity to lead the state, saying that for him in APC canvassing for support for the candidate of another party shows that all is not well in the party and the state.

“President Muhammadu Buhari had publicly declared that Nigerians should support any candidate of their choice based on competency.

“I will not be doing anything wrong if I am canvassing for support for opposition PDP because Buhari who is the leader of our party openly said that the people should vote for any candidate of their choice.”

“The APC administration in the state has failed the people and performed below average and expectations, therefore I am appealing to the residents of the state to shun religious and ethnic politics for the overall development of the state.”

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