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Nasarawa State Braces for Confrontation as APC and PDP Clash in Anticipation of Supreme Court Verdict


Nasarawa State Braces for Confrontation as APC and PDP Clash in Anticipation of Supreme Court Verdict

Tensions are escalating in Nasarawa State as the Supreme Court gears up to announce its verdict on the governorship election petition. The ongoing feud between the state’s two primary political factions, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), intensifies following the Court of Appeal’s affirmation of Governor Abdullahi Sule’s triumph.

In response to the impending judgment, the APC convened a press conference on Thursday, leveling accusations against the PDP of plotting to foment violent protests with the aim of destabilizing the state. Aliyu Bello, the state chairman, asserted that the PDP was deliberately fueling ethnic and religious divisions through protests designed to disrupt the peaceful coexistence of Nasarawa residents.

Bello claimed, “The poor women 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.”

Accusing the PDP of divisive tactics, Bello disclosed that PDP supporters were categorizing Nasarawa State residents as either indigenes or non-indigenes. He criticized the opposition for calling on their perceived ‘indigenous people of Nasarawa State’ to unite against the Court of Appeal’s judgment, which reinstated Governor Sule’s popular mandate.

Bello emphasized the unity of the state, stating, “This state belongs to all of us. We should, therefore, not be seen encouraging, in any form, senseless, baseless, and provocative statements that have no roots in history.”


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