***alleges plot to influence tribunal

AS the governorship election tribunal sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa state Capital adjoined it’s sitting for the adoption of written addresses by the parties involved, concerned citizens of the state have urged traditional rulers to stick to their roles as custodians of the people rather than dabbling into political patisanship.

The citizens in a terse statement signed by Hon. Adamu Musa Gudi and made available to newsmen in Lafia alleged that the appeal has become neccesary in view of the moves being made by some traditional rulers planning a meeting with the vice president to mount pressure on the tribunal to deliver the governorship judgement in favour of governor Abdullahi Sule.

Our attention has been drawn to a scheduled meeting of highly placed traditional rulers allegedly led by the Emir of Lafia who are in Abuja currently for a scheduled meeting with the vice president at 4pm today Tuesday.

“We want to draw the attention of the Vice President not to get himself involved in any judicial matter involving citizens as a father of all in Nigeria.”

Let it be on record that governorship election in Nasarawa state should as prescribed by laws of the land be left in the hands of the tribunal who were carefully selected to adjudicate. Attempts by any traditional rulers to influence the decision of the tribunal would not only be resisted, but we, the law abiding citizens of Nasarawa and Nigerians would ensure that the role of the monarchs are to maintain peace in their respective domains.

The under listed monarchs, according to our findings, are currently in Abuja to meet with the VP in order to lobby on behalf of the governor to influence the tribunal to rule in his favour.

Those in Abuja for the meeting billed for 4 pm, this evening we reliably gather, including the
Emir of Lafia, the Aren Eggon, The Etsu of Karu, Chun Mada, Sarkin Keffi, Sarkin Awe, Sarkin Nasarawa, Andoma of Doma and Sarkin Gudi who happens to be the governor’s father

“We wish to state that as law abiding citizens, our traditional rulers should not do anything that could plague the state into a state of anarchy adding that they should recall their shameful role when they assumed campaign positions for the governor in the last election and they were largely ignored by their people.

“We therefore wish to employ our vice president to always toe the part of honour, peace as one of the leaders of our nation having the assurance and believe that our vice president will heed to the voices of the people of Nasarawa state.


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