Police accused of disrupting PDP campaign in Nasarawa – Punch Newspapers


The Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential and governorship campaigns in Nasarawa state, Labaran Maku, has accused the state police command and Governor Abdullahi Sule of attempting to disrupt the party’s campaign slated for November 28, 2022 in the Toto Local Government Area of the state.

Maku, a former Minister of Information, expressed dismay that after the PDP had informed the police of the party’s plan to commence its campaign on the said date, Sule allegedly planned with the police to fix the All Progressives Congress campaign on the same day and in the same LGA.

The campaign DG, who spoke to journalists during a press briefing in Karu LGA on Friday, however, said because the PDP had agreed to shift the first campaign to November 29, 2022.

Maku said, “It is strange that some hours to the party’s campaign rally, the police commissioner told us that he is not aware that we are holding our rally in Toto LGA, therefore, we do not have the permission.

“It was established that this party was the first to notify the police of our campaign schedule.

“Strangely, we have not been called to any meeting with the APC that there is any conflict, so it is clear to us that this is an attempt to disrupt the campaigns in Nasarawa state.

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“We heard rumours that the governor of the state was planning to visit Toto LGA but it is shocking that this could happen. The incumbent administration is afraid of this election because they have not performed, so they want to use other tactics to postpone our election.

“But as a law-abiding party, after due consultations with other leaders, we have decided to reschedule our first campaign in Toto LGA to November 29, 2022.”

On his part, the state PDP chairman, Francis Orogu, said the governor had shown that he lacked the capacity to administer the state.

He chided Sule for allegedly vowing to crush anyone standing between him and the governorship seat ahead of the 2023 elections.

“The APC by all indices has failed our people. The coming election is going to be a walkover for the PDP,” Orogu added.


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