Dr. Nentawe Yilwatda, the All Progressive Congress’ candidate for governor on the Plateau in strong terms through the “All Progressive Congress Dr Nentawe Yilwatda Generation Next Campaign Council” has called the claim that APC governorship candidate Dr. Nentawe Yilwatda is a stooge of the Fulani caliphate on the Plateau wicked and ridiculous.
In a statement released on Sunday in Jos and provided to the Middle Belt Times, the spokesman Shittu Bamaiyi noted that it is rather unfortunate and narrow-minded of the opposition parties to descend to such low levels and make such venomous accusations in an effort to poison the minds of the unsuspecting electorate on the plateau.
The opposition, specifically the PDP and the Labour party, have resorted to falsely accusing Nentawe of being a tool of the Hausa-Fulani in the governorship contest in Plateau state, according to the campaign council’s spokesman.
The second finest ICT engineer in the nation at the time, according to Shittu, Nentawe meritoriously rose to become a consultant for the African Union, UNICEF, and the United Nations in the field of software application.
He added that Nentawe’s unparalleled skill in designing and overseeing the ICT system within the company had left an enduring impression on INEC.
Shittu argued that since this is the case, it is not unexpected that numerous private companies and state governments have turned to Nentawe for knowledgeable guidance on ICT.
Regarding the claim that Nentawe carried out the Hausa-Fulani agenda in Benue state while serving as an INEC commissioner, Shittu revealed that it was during his time in office that the APC lost control of the state to the point where Senator George Akume, the current minister of special duties, lost his seat in the Senate.
Shittu added that the APC campaign council does not view the party’s governorship primary as a controversial affair and will not be distracted by it, especially if it comes from the opposition.
Shittu, the spokesperson for the campaign council, said it is not surprise that the opposition would start smearing or using Nentawe as a political pawn because they always view him as their worst nightmare.
According to Shittu, Nentawe’s qualifications in terms of pedigree, knowledge, exposure, and foresight for a better Plateau are comparable to those of no other governorship candidate in the state.