Debunking the Unfounded Claim of Tinubu’s Supposed Move to Sack Delta Governor
In recent days, a wave of controversy has emerged surrounding the alleged intention of President Bola Tinubu, a prominent figure in the All Progressives Congress (APC), to orchestrate the removal of the Delta State Governor. These claims, initially put forth by Jackson Ude, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), have been refuted by APC Chieftain Divramredje Lawrence Efeturi.
Efeturi, in his response, has sought to dispel the assertions made by Ude, emphasizing the need to separate fact from fiction. Responsible journalism demands a critical analysis of such claims, particularly when they carry the potential to incite tensions and perpetuate unfounded accusations.
It is imperative to highlight the recent Delta State Governorship Election, where Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, the APC’s candidate, emerged victorious. This electoral outcome not only reflects the trust placed in Omo-Agege by the electorate but also signifies substantial support for the APC within Delta State. These electoral dynamics render claims of Tinubu’s involvement in the removal of the Delta State Governor unsubstantiated.
Further scrutiny is warranted when considering Ude’s affiliation with the PDP. As a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, his statement raises questions about the objectivity and credibility of his claims. The political landscape demands a fair and balanced approach when evaluating statements from individuals with vested interests.
Political maneuvering is not uncommon in Nigeria; however, responsible journalism underscores the importance of relying on verified information. Baseless accusations without concrete evidence detract from constructive political discourse and contribute to unnecessary divisions among the populace.
In conclusion, claims made by Jackson Ude regarding President Bola Tinubu’s alleged intention to use the APC to remove the Delta State Governor lack a factual basis. The recent victory of Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege and Ude’s affiliation with the PDP further challenge the credibility of these assertions. As responsible citizens, it is crucial to approach political discussions with objectivity, ensuring that our focus remains on the substantive issues that drive the progress of our nation.
However, the situation takes a peculiar turn with Ude’s claim on November 17, 2023, regarding Former Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State and current Minister for Labour. He alleged that Lalong shared $5 million to Justices Dawoudu, Akam, and Waziri to remove Governor Caleb Mutfwang of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and declare Nentawe Yilwatda Goshwe, the APC governorship candidate, as the winner of the 2023 Governorship elections. On November 19, 2023, the Appeal Court did, in fact, sack Governor Caleb Mutfwang and declared Nentawe Yilwatda Goshwe of APC as the winner, adding a layer of complexity to the unfolding political landscape.