Taraba Govt Denies Campaign Report, Says Acting Gov Not ‘Power-Hungry’

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 15th, 2014

The Taraba State Government has said that the state acting governor, Alhaji Garba Umar has not set up a campaign committee ahead of 2015 general election.

The Special Adviser on media to the governor, Aaron Artimas in a statement on Friday, warned that the acting governor should not be painted as power hungry and not complying to INEC directives on electoral campaigns.

According to Artimas , the state acting governor has not informed anyone of his political intention for 2015 neither has he set up any campaign committee in that respect.

He said, “The report is part of the ongoing campaign of calumny against the acting governor sponsored by politicians who are bent on disrupting the peace of Taraba state.  The acting Governor has been busy developing Taraba state and reporting to his principal, Governor Danbaba Suntai who is recovering fast from the ill fated plane crash.

“With the tone of the report, its shows clearly where it’s coming from, we all know politicians in the state who have refused to accept to the divinely change of political leadership in the state. We know politicians who sworn not to acknowledge Alhaji Garba Umar as the Acting Governor of Taraba State, we are only worried that some journalists are throwing away the ethics of the noble profession to join this foray.”

He said the state government is not aware of any rally holding in any part of the state.

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