The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State has tackled its main rival, the People Democratic Party (PDP), in the state for allegedly staging a protest with the intent to create unnecessary public disturbance to gain sympathy in the state.
Recall that the Court of Appeal last week reversed the judgment of the Elections Petition Tribunal which had sacked the state governor Abdullahi Sule of the APC. The PDP, whose candidate, David Ombugadu had earlier been declared winner by the tribunal had rejected the appellate court decision leading to some of its members hitting the streets to vent their anger.
But the chairman of APC in the state, Aliyu Bello, in a chat with journalists on Wednesday said that the PDP was only democratic in name, alleging that every aspect of their action in the state was characterized by political brigandage which, they have demonstrated by mobilizing their supporters, amongst them who were women to parade nakedly on the street and at PDP secretariat.
His words, “The poor women who were recruited to engage in this shameful act, have been paid and convinced, that such equally primitive action has the spiritual powers to earn the party victory at the courts.
“So far, the gods or the deities and the spirits the PDP has been invoking, have failed them, and will further fail them again, at the Supreme Court.”
“Our optimism for victory at the Supreme Court is based on the facts of what transpired at the Election Petitions Tribunal, and the subsequent judgment of the Appeal Court,” the state APC chairman concluded.
Efforts to get a reaction from the PPD were not successful as of the time of filing this report.