“We Have No Buhari, Nor Atiku Camp In Plateau APC”Agabus Pwanagba, Featured, Latest News, News, Politics Monday, September 14th, 2015
From Agabus Pwanagba, Jos – The Plateau chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has dispelled the ongoing rumour that it is polarized into the Atiku and Buhari camps.
The State’s Chairman, Hon. Latep Dabang stated that those responsible for the speculation aimed at fanning the embers of disunity in the party.
In an exclusive interview with our correspondent in Jos, the Plateau State capital, Dabang declared: “I’m not aware of that, (rumour) because as far as I’m concerned, APC is APC; there is nothing like Atiku or Buhari camps. Who is Atiku?; he asked; Atiku contested the Presidential primaries of the APC and lost out.
“We worked as a State to ensure that Buhari won the election, and he got 48 per cent of the votes cast in Plateau. So where is the issue of Atiku and Buhari camps coming from and for what?
“They have nothing to quarrel about, because there is nothing at stake for them to be at each other’s throat” Latep maintained.
The APC Chieftain further indicated, “Those perpetrating such information are people trying to fan the embers of disunity in the party. This is APC government and it is trying its best to deliver the dividends of democracy to the citizenry.
On the insinuation that, he is the de-facto governor of the State, Latep replied that there was nothing like that.
“Anybody that knows what governance is all about cannot say I’m the de-facto Governor. What you see which was not in use is the supremacy of the party. He explained.
“In APC, the party is the key in driving the policies of government and if that is what has turned me to be a de-facto governor, then it is unfortunate” added Latep.
He maintained that, Governor Simon Lalong was on top of the situation and in control of the State.
“I don’t go to Government House except there is a function. So then, how do I become a de-facto Governor? He asked.
Latep further explained that, the Governor has the APC manifesto and knows what to do, except when his input is required.
He appealed to Plateau people to be patient with the new administration, assuring that it would deliver on its promises.
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