A pro-peoples Democratic Party (PDP) group in Plateau State, the Plateau PDP Patriotic Front has chided an All Progressives Congress (APC) group, the North Central APC Forum for claiming that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike is trying to take actions that are inimical to the APC and the North Central zone.
Naija News recalls that the APC group reviewed the outcome of the Governorship election tribunal which on Friday affirmed Caleb Mutfwang as the Governor of Plateau State.
The group’s chairman, Saleh Zazzaga claimed that Wike is playing a double game, adding that the minister is backing the PDP in most of their post-election cases in court.
Zazzaga, among other things said, “Reports reaching us suggest that some appointive office holders like Wike are still playing double games, since he is a part of the APC by appointment, while he still remains a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). We gathered he is still backing the PDP in many of their endeavours and activities, particularly in the post-election cases in the court.
“It is high time Wike came out clean and took a stand on the party he really belongs to, otherwise, should his actions run contrary to that of the APC’s interest, they will not hesitate to initiate several actions against him.”
Reacting to the APC allegations, the PDP group warned Zazzaga to leave Wike out of his frustration as the APC has been rejected in Plateau State and Wike has nothing to do with the rejection.
Speaking via a statement signed by the Chairman, Isa Kwarshak and Secretary, Albert Shayen, the group maintained that “dragging the name of the Honourable Minister of the FCT and the PDP as a Party into his frustrations is the height of crass insensitivity and irresponsibility.”
According to them, “Ordinary we wouldn’t have dignified the press statement by one Alh Saleh Zazzaga hiding under the guise of an unknown group North Central APC Forum with a response but for the sake of posterity and proper perspective and for the public not to be feed and misled with tissues of lies, baseless propaganda and crass blackmail against a well-respected personality in the person of the former Governor of Rivers State and current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Barr Nyesom Wike.
“We understand that Alh Zazzaga is going through severe pains, bitter anger and frustration following the failure of the APC in Plateau State to use the judiciary- tribunal to truncate the mandate of Plateau people to Governor Caleb Mutfwang and the PDP, dragging the name of the Honourable Minister of the FCT and the PDP as a Party into his frustrations is the height of crass insensitivity and irresponsibility.
“The APC in Plateau State should blame itself for the poor performance in the past eight years in the State, that was responsible for its rejection by Plateau people and caused the inevitable crushing defeat in the hands of the PDP and to shift blame on an innocent person that has nothing to do with the travails of the APC in Plateau State, is very shameful, disgraceful and unacceptable.”