The Kogi State Government has asked the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic party, Alhaji Murtala Ajaka, to stop making inciting statements.
The state government said it would not condone reckless comments from politicians, noting that the security agencies should act decisively against people making inflammatory statements.
The state government also described Ajaka as a political Lilliputian with questionable character, adding that the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has no time for him.
In a statement issued on Wednesday in Lokoja by the state Commissioner for information, Kingsley Fanwo, the Kogi state government said the SDP candidate was only “dipping himself in the messy mud and having an ignominious macabre dance on the sensibilities of Kogites and Nigerians as a whole”
“It is important to tell Nigerians and the world that Murtala Yakubu Ajaka, the said Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, is on a blisteringly shameful agenda of whipping sentiments, spreading falsehood with reckless abandon so as to put on himself, a garment of importance and create unnecessary air around himself as a contender that he is not” he noted.
According to him, “Kogites and Nigerians know Murtala Yakubu Ajaka and they know that his intention is to create ethnic division and blow his own ego. We know the contenders and the pretenders and he is not a political threat as far as Kogi State is concerned”.
The commissioner said that the ignorance of Murtala Yakubu Ajaka and his team is such a flourishing folly, thinking that the Governor is an interested party and would therefore allow his state to become a state of anomie and lawlessness.
“The Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency Alh. Yahaya Bello, CON, is the Governor of all the people of Kogi State and he owes them a duty of care and security. He swore to protect them and protect them he shall”. Fanwo noted.
He said that the “State Government has no clandestine plan to frame up anyone, not to talk about political Lilliputians with questionable character”.
“As a Government, we will not condone reckless statements as we urge the security agencies to arrest the current trend by acting decisively against inflammatory statements. A lack of action has emboldened some political opportunists to think they can spread lies, incite the people, play politics of ethnic profiling and still get away with them, He added.
The commissioner said that Murtala Yakubu Ajaka knows what he has done and should carry his cross boldly instead of hiding behind one finger. We have no hand in the problems that his unbridled inordinate ambition has brought upon him.
“The tactless and dubious attempt to blackmail media practitioners shows the myopia of Murtala Yakubu Ajaka and his co-travelers to political oblivion. History has shown that no one can ever defeat the media, especially when practitioners are on the path of truth. The media won’t be cowed by an unknown, misled, dubious, and unguarded political minor”.
He said that “The State Government will not succumb to the blackmail of the unpopular candidate of the SDP.”