- Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule denied that his visit to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) aimed to influence a tribunal decision
- The governor’s senior special assistant explained the visit’s purpose was to discuss development projects and partnerships with various ministers
Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule has denied claims that his recent visit to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FTC), Nyesom Wike, and other ministers in Abuja was part of an effort to influence a tribunal decision in his favour.
Remember that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, David Ombugadu, is contesting Sule’s victory in the March 18 governorship election in Nasarawa State.
Mr Peter Ahemba, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Sule, told reporters in Lafia over the weekend that the governor’s visit was aimed at strengthening collaboration with the FCT Administration and attracting development to the state.
Ahemba stated that the meeting was to discuss how to build a metro line from Apo to Keffi, as well as a partnership to build the 13,000-hectare Guruku/Kabusu Mega City, which is only about 5 kilometres away from Maitama II.
He claimed that no false alarms or media propaganda could save the PDP from defeat at the tribunal.
A day before the visit to the FCT minister, the governor was visited by the Minister of Police Affairs, as well as the Health and Social Welfare in company of Global Alliance Vaccines Initiative (GAVI), at the Nasarawa governor’s lodge in Abuja. The governor also visited the Minister of Mineral Resources the same day with the aim of attracting development to the state.
An opposition party that has the interest of the people at heart and is interested in propelling good governance through constructive criticisms will applaud the governor’s initiative of timely seeking partnership with the new FCT minister because it is a right step in the right direction, he said.