Loyalists of the Nasarawa State governor, Umaru Tanko Al-makurahave fired back at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for rating the ruling Congress for Progress Change,CPC,- government below average in performance.
A chieftain of the CPC in the state, Baba Sambo who spoke to our reporter in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital early this week said that the achievements of CPC government in two years supersede that of 12 years of successive PDP administrations.
Sambo said that those that were criticizing the Al-makura led – government have no formula for measuring his achievement adding that the governor’s developmental records are incomparable with any administration that the state ever had.
Amplifying Sambo’s view, the state commissioner for Information and ethical re-orientation, Hamza Elayo, said that in the last two years, the CPC administration had been battling with the battered image inflicted on the state and its citizens by the 12 years of PDPmaladministration.
Hamza dismissed the allegation made by the state chairman ofPDP, Yunana Iliyah, that governor Al Makura had confiscated some parcels of land to be given to the former minister of the federal capital territory, F.C.T, Nasir el-Rufai in exchange for presidential ticket in 2015 election.
He added that, the governor has no presidential ambition and could not have engaged in such an act bribing to achieve his political desire.
The commissioner accused the PDP of dealing with more crises when it was in power and charged the party to stop politicizing matters of security and peace in the state, adding that security is a collective responsibility of everybody.
The PDP, through its chairman, Iliyah, had earlier scored the government of Al-makura low in performance, accusing it of maladministration and corruption.
The PDP chairman also accused the governor of confiscating farmers land to be given to El-Rufia in exchange to further an alleged political ambition to run for the presidency in 2015 under the umbrella of the CPC.