- As Group Accuses The Acting Governor Of Despotism
Accusing the Acting Governor, it said; “While there were pure tyrannies in the hinterlands, the collation center at Jalingo Motel was nothing but a theater of war as angry gun men on Umar’s pay roll manned the gate and openly harass any perceived enemy. A member of the House of Representatives, Isiaka Bawa, was beaten up. An assistant Returning Oficer from Donga was equally beaten to a state of comma. His boss, Barrister Tukura, out of fear even reported that his assistant has been killed. Thank God the man survived.”
the group also said that above all, the state chairman of the PDP, Victor Bala, was threatened and had to run from Jalingo since his life was clearly in danger; “Then the results themselves were split among the politicians. The result from Donga was divided by the committee. There was no election in Karim Lamido were Umar comes from. But the committee from Abuja accepted Umar’s list. Wukari’s result was forcefully seized and destroyed at the collation center by none other than the Speaker, Hon. Josiah Kente. He also detained the returning officer. There are issues everywhere. Zing and Yorro’s results were alright initially but we learn that too is getting upturned.”
“This, for us, is an affront on our collective sense of decency. It is challenging our loyalty to the PDP and daring us to jump ship. But above all, this is an insult on the person of General TY Danjuma who is passionate about the power shift project. The peoples of the southern zone are also dismayed as they helplessly watch the PDP abandon them to be treated like outcast and slaughtered. This is the same southern zone that gave this party its biggest wins since the inception of party politics in the state,” the group believes.