Tue. Jun 28th, 2022

…Says rumour going round that Atyap nations is against Sunday Marshall is malicious

The Atyap Community Development Association, ACDA has cleared the air on allegations going round the social media and some quarters that the Atyap nations is against the candidacy of Honourable Barrister Sunday Marshall Katung, the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2023 Kaduna south senatorial election.

The group in a statement issued and signed by it national President, Mr Samuel T. Achie on Wednesday called on the public to disregard such rumour, describing it as malicious.

The statement reads in parts;

“Gentlemen of the press, it is my singular honour to welcome you all to this briefing on the political happenings in our land. Let me congratulate all the successful aspirants on the concluded primaries of the parties at all levels. It is our prayer that God in His mercy will help us actualize our dreams of voting the right candidates in the general election come next year. I want to call on all Atyap sons and daughters to make sure we all have our PVCs to enable us vote for the candidates of our choice from the president to the state assembly members unhindered.

“Let me say it here that the news making the round in social media and other quarters that the Atyap nation is working against the candidate of the PDP Hon.  Sunday Marshal Katung is not true and must be regarded as fake news and unfounded.  Atyap people have enjoyed very cordial political relationship with all our neighbours Bajju inclusive. In particular the support we had for our son late distinguished senator Isaah Balat for one term and senator Danjuma laah for two terms in the senate. In the light of the above, I want to on behalf of the entire atyap say we are gratefull for the show of love. We will not relent in maintaining this good and cordial relationship with all our neighbours.

“I also want to call on all stakeholders in this game of politics to thread with care so that we don’t make more enemies than friends when we are supposed to be united to fight a common course of southern Kaduna liberation and economic emancipation. I plead with those making unguided statements to stop henceforth, as it will not do us good in any way. The Atyap land is above any individual and should be accorded the desired respect due.

“In conclusion I call on all atyap sons and daughters to remain resolute and united in maintaining cordial relationship with our neighbours.

Recalll that Barrister Sunday Marshall Katung in April defeated the incumbent senator, Danjuma Laah and 5 others to emerge the candidate of the PDP in next year’s general election.

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