The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has advised Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State to face his problems with his people instead of engaging in what it called All Progressives Congress “out-worn antics of blaming the Presidency and the PDP for their self-inflicted woes”.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, who stated this in a statement on Sunday said the governor should look inwards and find answers to his challenges as the chief executive of his state.
He said the idea of of promoting trite excuses of external influences, sponsoring of protests, threatening and unleashing thugs against the state legislators and levelling against the PDP would not solve the problem.
Restating that the PDP has no hands in the political development in Nasarawa State, Metuh said the impeachment move against Al-Makura remained a local issue in the state adding that the provisions of the laws and constitution of the nation were very clear on such processes.
He said, “Nigerians may recall that at the wake of the impeachment move in Narasawa state, we came out clearly to restate our non-involvement in the saga and went ahead to charge our lawmakers across the country to ensure that their actions are strictly guided by the provisions of the law.
“We have also severally challenged the governor and the APC to provide evidence of the alleged involvement of the Presidency or the PDP in the crisis.
“However, we are shocked that instead of focusing on finding answers for his problems which must be connected with the bad governance that has characterized APC-led administrations in the country, the Nasarawa state governor has declared war on the lawmakers, while unleashing APC thugs to attack them and stop them from carrying out their
Metuh said his party was astonished with what he called “series of unfounded allegations, insults, blackmails and threats sponsored against the Presidency and the PDP,” which he said were aimed at subverting constitutional provisions, undermine democratic institutions and ultimately establish a reign of impunity in the state.
“Our advice to the APC and Nasarawa state governor is that in as much as neither the PDP nor the Presidency is involved in the impeachment saga, resorting to baseless allegations, cheap blackmails, threats and violence against the state legislature, the PDP and the Presidency will not help them,” he added.
Metuh said that Al-Makura and the APC must understand that the issue at stake was not a matter of political sentiments and threats, and that neither was it a matter of sponsoring protests and media propaganda, but that of democracy, accountability and the provisions of the laws and the constitution.