Governor Yahaya Bello has described the Governorship Candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Muritala Yakubu Ajaka, as a Political Lilliputian.
The Bello, speaking through the Hon. Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, said that it was important to tell Nigerians and the world that Ajaka, was on a blisteringly shameful agenda of whipping sentiments, spreading falsehood with reckless abandon to put on himself, a garment of importance and create unnecessary air around himself as a contender, which he was not.
Fanwo said: “Kogites and Nigerians know Muritala Yakubu Ajaka and they know that his intention is to create ethnic division and blow his own ego. We know the contenders and the pretenders and he is not a political threat as far as Kogi State is concerned.
“The ignorance of Muritala Yakubu Ajaka and his team is such a flourishing folly, thinking that the Governor is an interested party and would therefore allow his state to become a state of anomie and lawlessness.”
According to Fanwo, Bello, is the Governor of all the people of Kogi State and he owes them a duty of care and security. He stressed that Bello had swore to protect the citizens and protect them he shall.
He added: “The State Government has no clandestine plan to frame up anyone, not to talk about political Lilliputians with questionable character.
“As a Government, we will not condone reckless statements as we urge the security agencies to arrest the current trend by acting decisively against inflammatory statements. A lack of action has emboldened some political opportunists to think they can spread lies, incite the people, play politics of ethnic profiling and still get away with them.
“Ajaka knows what he has done and should carry his cross boldly instead of hiding behind one finger. We have no hand in the problems that his unbridled inordinate ambition has brought upon him.
“The tactless and dubious attempt to blackmail media practitioners shows the myopia of Ajaka and his co-travellers to political oblivion. History has shown that no one can ever defeat the media, especially when practitioners are on the path of truth. The media won’t be cowed by an unknown, misled, dubious and unguarded political minor.
“Let me use this opportunity to assure all political parties and candidates of their safety as they go about their electioneering. The State Government will not succumb to the blackmail of the unpopular candidate of the SDP.”
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