From Esther Akaa, Lafia
Residents of Nasarawa State have called on President Bola Tinubu to address the growing insecurity in state and provide a long-term solution in order to bring peace to the affected communities.
The call for action came after the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, visited Lafia, the state capital, on Saturday.
The Voice reports that among his activities in the state was welcoming Solomon Ewuga, a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, among other to the party.
One of the leaders of the women groups who staged a peaceful protest in Lafia on Sunday, Fatima Adamu, criticised Engr Abdullahi Sule, the state’s governor and the National Chairman of the APC for putting politics ahead of the safety of the people who endure nearly daily humiliations.
Adamu expressed pain over the prevailing insecurity, killings and criminalities across the 13 local government areas of the state.
She lamented that the visit of Ganduje who also commissioned a 1.7km street road and a remodeled lodge in Akwanga LGA of the state, indicated that the leadership of the party had no pity for the sufferings of the people.
Adamu: “We are here to express our displeasure over the poor development of the state since Governor Abdullahi Sule took over from former governor Al-Makura. Since he came onboard in 2019, there have been no significant achievements in the state.
“The roads construction that governor Sule is celebrating which made him invite the Vice President, Kashim Shettima the other time, and now, the APC National Chairman to inaugurate are not up to 8km roads if put together.
“Bringing the Vice President and the National Chairman of his party to commission less than 8km roads is ridiculous, especially when other state governors are commissioning bridges and other infrastructures.
“Our appeal at this moment is that the Supreme Court should thoroughly look into the governorship election results from Nasarawa State and announce the actual winner of the March 18 election.
“We know that we did not vote for Sule, it was David Ombugadu of the PDP that we voted for, so our appeal is that the right should be done.”
She therefore, called on President Bola Tinubu to urgently look in the matter with a view to restoring normalcy in the affected areas across the 13 local government areas of the state.
Also speaking, David Adagazu, a youth leader in Karu, said four people were recently killed by robbers in a nearby supermarket in Karu Local Government Area of the state and no one has been arrested.
He bemoaned the fact that, even after elections, Governor Abdullahi Sule continued to play politics rather than concentrate on running the state.
The Youth leader, therefore called on Governor Sule to focus on securing the lives and property of the people of the state, saying that was the primary duty of the government.
On the recent defection of Solomon Ewuga, former Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Adagazu described the celebration as needles.
He stated that he could no longer remember how many times the former minister switched political parties.