Mada Youths in Nasarawa State have said that there is no connection between the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), David Ombugadu and the outlawed Ombatse group.
The group insisted that the allegation was baseless and politically-motivated.
They lamented that linking Ombugadu with the Ombatse group is not only unjust but could further destabilize an already fragile security situation in the country.
Speaking via a statement issued in Lafia by the leader of the Concerned Mada Youths, Comrade Musa Aruwa, the group stated that the supporters of Governor Abdullahi Sule have resorted to cheap propaganda just to cause ethnic tension in the state as all other means tried in the past have failed.
“After exhausting all their poisonous darts at Ombugadu with no any visible impact, Governor A A Sule‘s handlers have now resorted to regurgitating an event that took place 10 years ago in order to inflame passions and cause ethnic tension in Nasarawa State – all in futile attempts to hold unto power after the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sacked A A Sule from office.
“Even though Governor Sule has appealed the verdict of the Tribunal at the Appeal Court, in a shocking turn of events, his handlers have engaged the overdrive gear by launching a smear campaign against Ombugadu linking him with the Ombatse group.
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“The accusations were not only unfounded but also extremely dangerous, as such claims have the potential to stoke ethnic tensions and incite violence in a country already grappling with insecurity,” Aruwa said.
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