– absolves state governor of masterminding Goje’s aide arrest
All Progressives Congress has confirmed the actual number of ward executives that resigned, saying 80 per cent as widely reported in the media, excluding The PUNCH, was maliciously churned out to discredit the Governor, Muhammadu Yahaya.
Speaking on behalf of the party, Publicity Secretary, Moses Kyari noted that two wards were affected in the resignation with a cabinet size of 27 persons each stressing that the number is insignificant.
He made this disclosure on Thursday, at the party secretariat while fielding questions from journalists, on the grouse of APC in prosecuting one Mohammed Yayari, a social media aide of Senator Danjuma Goje.
Recall that on Tuesday Goje’s aide was remanded by the chief magistrate court till 6th December for allegedly posting falsehood and inciting disturbance that over 80 per cent of executives in Yalmatu Deba had resigned following perceived disrespect to Goje by the incumbent Governor.
He said, “He reported that 80 per cent of the executive resigned, which is not true. 80 per cent didn’t resign just about 6 people that resigned most of them were from Kwadon ward. Which incidentally happens to be the ward of one Babayo Danjuma, who is at large.
“Those that resigned are; four from Kwadon and two in Shinga ward, Danjuma brought them to the cabinet so they felt their loyalty is to him. If you situate the report of the social media aide he maliciously sent out that information to create disunity and disaffection in the party.”
Kyari exonerated the governor for allegedly masterminding the arrest, revealing that the state executives wrote the petition that got the aide arrested.
“The state executive then wrote a petition to the police which was investigated and Yayari was accordingly arrested and charged to court.
“It is a great disservice for anybody to insinuate that his excellency Alh. Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, had any kind of involvement in the self-inflicted travails of the rumour monger and his backers,” he stated.
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