Africa-Press – Nigeria. The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Nasarawa State seems to be experiencing an internal strife as a former Deputy Governor and ex-Minister, Senator Solomon Akku Ewuga, has declared his support for Governor Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
This development comes just ahead of the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Nasarawa State governorship election dispute.
Ewuga, while addressing journalists after a visit to the Government House on Friday, asserted that Governor Sule was legitimately re-elected by the people of Nasarawa State.
He expressed confidence in the governor’s ability to enhance governance in the state and clarified that his endorsement was prompted by a sense of duty to do what is right.
“I have been out of circulation for a reason. But by any definition, man is a political animal. And so you never get removed totally from the process that engages people in politics. That is the scenario in Nasarawa State,” Senator Ewuga remarked.
“In the first place, having public service experience, and exposure, I am always in a situation where I would say he was re-elected.
“The only thing is it’s being challenged.
“The judgment of the people has already stated what I will say. And I think that is what it is,” he explained.
Senator Ewuga, drawing on his background and private sector experience, praised Governor Sule’s capability to contribute significantly to governance in the state.
“Deal with the person you have in front of you, and the person I am dealing with is Engineer Abdullahi Sule.
“He has had varied experience, private sector experience. These experiences impact on the way he conducts himself. And you see it. My own wish all the time is for him to be successful,” he stated.
Regarding his anticipated return to the APC alongside his supporters, Senator Ewuga clarified that although he no longer harbors political ambitions, he is returning to the foundation he laid to see it through completion.
“I am coming to the foundation we laid. If you are coming back to the foundation you laid, wouldn’t you desire the building to be completed? I think it’s only proper to do the right thing,” he emphasized.