Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has dismissed claims mostly circulating on the social media, suggesting that 11 governors under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), are secretly meeting with the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Engineer Sule stated this when he met with state party officials, members of his campaign council, as well as elected and appointed government officials, at the Government House, on Wednesday.
The Governor dismissed the claim as not only untrue by the antics of the opposition and those mostly referred to as parasites in government, who are bent on painting the governors black in their bid to curry favour from the presidential candidate of the party, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
He said there is no reason for any APC governor from the North to want to meet with Atiku, especially considering the fact that, it was the same Northern APC governors that stood firm in order for the seat of the president to return to the South, which paved the way for the emergence of Tinubu.
According to Engineer Sule, nobody is presently under pressure to ensure that Tinubu wins the presidential election more than the Northern APC governors.
“These lies are coming from mainly two categories of people. One is the opposition that is doing everything possible to distract us, because nobody wants Asiwaju to win this election more than the APC governors from the North. The reason is when the APC governors from the North realized that we were trying to retain the position in the North, the APC governors rose to the occassion and said no, this position has to go to the South in order for us to be respected as people who believe in Nigeria.
“After Baba held this office for eight years, with the help of the South, if today we say we still want to hold on to the position, the world will not respect Northerners. And that was our only reason. And not everybody was with us on this page but God so kind, we had a President who listen and he listened to us and of course we succeeded and Asiwaju takes the position,” he stated.
The Governor added that, the second category of people propagating the falsehood are that are referred to as parasites in government, who are seeking to curry favour from Tinubu by painting the governors black.
“They are people that have never lived without government, they can’t survive without government and they want to be relevant in every government. So they want to make Tinubu now look like they are the nice people and the governors are the bad people. The governors that fought for him to be there,” he stated.
Engineer Sule used the opportunity to advice the presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, to be wary of such falsehood and those circulating it.
“I keep telling Asiwaju and I will tell him again, you, Atiku, Yar’Adua are on the same page. Nobody amongst these parasites understands Atiku more than you. If any Governor is meeting Atiku privately in his house, you Asiwaju should know better. Dont listen to them and don’t allow yourself to be carried away. If anybody wants you to win this election, it’s the APC Northerrn governors,” he explained.