The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), has expressed happiness by the way and manner the Emirs, chiefs and people of Nasarawa State defeated fascism and impunity, stoutly defending the mandate they freely gave to their Governor, Alhaji Tanko Al-Makura, when the misguided Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership in connivance with the Presidency attempted to impeach the Governor and steal their mandate from the backyard.
The APC also praised the masses for rallying round the Governor, thus frustrating the plot of the PDP leadership to execute what the party described as ‘a coup’ against their popularly elected Governor after the party was roundly rejected during the 2011 gubernatorial elections.
“We salute the Chief Judge of Nasarawa State and members of the Investigating Panel headed by Yusuf Shehu Usman for proving that we still have principled men in our nation who are not ready to succumb to the evil plot and pressure of a group whose unprincipled acts are legendary. They have by so doing succeeded in exposing PDP as an evil party that does not mean well for the people of Nasarawa State by investigating and finding the Governor innocent of all the false allegations against him. By so doing, the Chief Judge and members of the Investigating Panel have forestalled the unjust removal of a Governor who has proved that he is out to serve and develop Nasarawa State. They have, by this act, written their names in gold in the history of the political evolution of our nation,” Rivers APC stated in a press statement signed by Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze.
Continuing, the statement said, “it is very unfortunate that President Goodluck Jonathan hosted these lawmakers and failed to call them to order in their evil mission to ridicule our democracy and cause havoc to our political development. We hope that Mr. President will find time to apologise to the people of Nasarawa State for this unpresidential conduct that has caused Nigerians monumental psychological trauma.”
APC therefore urged the people of Nasarawa State to start without any delay the immediate recall of all lawbreakers who call themselves PDP lawmakers and who orchestrated the failed attempt of stealing the mandate freely given to Governor Al-Makura by the people of Nasarawa State.
“We also urge them to join other Nigerians to ensure that PDP is adequately punished by denying the party any elective post in 2015.
“The manner in which the PDP leadership went about the impunity that was called the impeachment of Adamawa State Governor, Admiral Murtala Nyako, for standing up and protecting the interests of his people and the militarisation of Ekiti State election simply demonstrates that PDP is desperate to trample on the rights and mandate of the people. This, no doubt, is a rehearsal of what they have in stock for Nigerians in 2015, seeing that the party has been rejected by Nigerians as a result of the hardship it party has brought on Nigerians,” the party concluded.