Nasarawa PDP debunks emergence of faction
•APGA urges peaceful coexistence
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has refuted allegation of any faction in Nasarawa State.The state chairman, Francis Orogu, told newsmen in Lafia that a group of suspended members had briefed the press on Sunday in the state, where they claimed that the Senator Ali Sheriff faction of the party had dissolved the state executive committee.
The group also claimed that one Mohammed Sarki-Tanko had been appointed as Interim Committee chairman of the party in the state.His words: “For the past one year of the PDP crisis at the national level, the state chapter has not experienced any case of factionalisation as all arms of the party and our representatives at the national and state assemblies are on the same page.
“Since I assumed office as state chairman, we are focused and have been working together as a team and facing our political enemies squarely in spite of manipulations by our rivals to divide the party in the state.”
Orogu alleged that the group was hired by their political opponents to disunite the party, as they have always done albeit unsuccessful.In a similar development, the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA in the state has appealed for coexistence among the citizenry.
Its National Secretary, Labaran Maku, made the call yesterday in the state capital.Maku, who was the party’s governorship candidate for the 2015 general elections noted: “The Nasarawa of today was not the dream of the founding fathers. Before now, we see ourselves as brothers and sisters when we were under Plateau State till recently when, because of political interest, some persons begin to assume that others must not rule the state except them.”
The former minister continued: “Nasarawa belongs to all of us and we must come together to build a state of our dream and not their dream. Peace and justice should be our watchword.”