Locals in Nasarawa West Senatorial District have issued a stern warning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the recent governorship election in the state, David Ombugadu, to stop trying to subvert the will of the people through the courts.
On Friday, senatorial district constituents from Keffi, Karu, Kokona, Nasarawa, and Toto gathered in Keffi to protest the tribunal’s decision to remove Governor Abdullahi Sule from office following a petition filed by his supporters.
People rallied in favor of Governor Sule, who had been found guilty of corruption, by carrying signs expressing their shock and dismay at the verdict.
Protesters held signs reading, “We voted for Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule and no one else” and “nobody should ever think of using the judiciary to go against our will,” among other things.
Citizens petitioned the Court of Appeal to reverse the tribunal’s “unjust” ruling and give the sitting governor back her or his authority.
On behalf of Governor Sule, Western Coordinator Prince Attajiri issued a statement urging calm among Governor Sule’s supporters. The statement was backed by five executive local government chairmen, commissioners, heads of government agencies, political appointees, party chieftains, interest groups, and stakeholders.