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Al-Makura told to man up and 'stop blaming PDP'

04 August 2014, 07:35Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has advised Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State to face his problems with his people instead of blaming the Presidency and the ruling party for his woes.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement said the governor should "look inwards" and find answers to his challenges as the "chief executive" of his state instead of "promoting trite excuses of external influences, sponsoring of protests, threatening and unleashing thugs against the state legislators."

The party restated that it had no influence in the political development in Nasarawa State, saying that the impeachment move against Al-Makura remained a local issue in the state.

The party added that the provisions of the laws and constitution of the nation were clear on such processes.

“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," PDP stated

“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 constitutional duties."

PDP, he said, was taken aback by the series of "unfounded allegations, insults, blackmails and threats" allegedly sponsored against the Presidency and the PDP.

“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."

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