I’m Not Pushing for State -of -Emergency in Kaduna, Says Sambo



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Vice President Namadi Sambo has debunked reports that he is plotting for a   state of emergency in Kaduna.A statement signed by Umar Sani ,senior special assistant (media and publicity) to the vice president also said insinuations of a frosty relation between the VP on the  one, and Governor Ibrahim Yakowa as well as  former Governor Ahmed Makarfi  on the other are  not only malicious  but  orchestrated to disparage  the good relationship  they enjoy now.

The statement by Umar said “Our attention has been drawn to media reports alleging that the Vice President Arc Mohammed Namadi Sambo in a purported pursuit of a presidential ambition and in order to get at Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa of Kaduna State ostensibly for his supposed closeness with former Governor Ahmed Mohamed Makarfi was pushing for an imposition of a State-of-Emergency rule in Kaduana State.

“We find the story not only malicious in contents but an orchestrated attempt to disparage the good relationship that exists between the trio.  It should be noted that they not only enjoy good and cordial fraternal relationship but excellent working one as well.  They pay each other periodic visits and take time to travel to events together.  Only recently, the Vice President commiserated with the Governor over the fire incident that engulfed his official residence in Kaduna.  Also, on the invitation of the Vice President, the Governor and Makarfi were with him in Benin-City during the gubernatorial campaign of Charles Edigie Airhiavbere at the Ogbemudia Stadium. They flew together in the Vice President aircraft.

“At no time was there any meeting involving Kaduna State in which the Vice President discussed the supposed Emergency Rule.

Read the full text of the statement below:

PRESS STATEMENT

June 22, 2012

Our attention has been drawn to media reports alleging that the Vice President Arc Mohammed Namadi Sambo in a purported pursuit of a presidential ambition and in order to get at Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa of Kaduna State ostensibly for his supposed closeness with former Governor Ahmed Mohamed Makarfi was pushing for an imposition of a State-of-Emergency rule in Kaduana State.

We find the story not only malicious in contents but an orchestrated attempt to disparage the good relationship that exists between the trio.  It should be noted that they not only enjoy good and cordial fraternal relationship but excellent working one as well.  They pay each other periodic visits and take time to travel to events together.  Only recently, the Vice President commiserated with the Governor over the fire incident that engulfed his official residence in Kaduna.  Also, on the invitation of the Vice President, the Governor and Makarfi were with him in Benin-City during the gubernatorial campaign of Charles Edigie Airhiavbere at the Ogbemudia Stadium. They flew together in the Vice President aircraft.      

At no time was there any meeting involving Kaduna State in which the Vice President discussed the supposed Emergency Rule. 

These stories are mere cheap lies fabricated to cause disaffection between and among the trio and we urge members of the public to discountenance such falsehood.

Signed:

UMAR SANI ,
Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the Vice President

 

 


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