Plateau LP government candidate under criminal investigation – Police


The The Plateau State Police Command confirmed on Saturday that its officers had arrested Labor Party gubernatorial candidate in the state, Yohanna Margif.

It emerged that Margif was taken away in the final hours of Thursday by security guards amid controversy that he had resigned as Labor Party governor, an allegation he later debunked.

Confirming his arrest in a statement on Saturday, State Police Command spokesman Alabo Alfred said, “Contrary to the report circulated by some online media alleging that the arrest of Amb. Yohanna Margif by agents of the Plateau State Command is politically motivated, the command wishes to inform members of the public that such a report is malicious, misleading and baseless.

“Amb. Margif was denounced in criminal proceedings by his business associate, a certain ECGajare. who alleged that Amb. Margit issued him a failed bank check on a business deal they had recently made, which is why the police invited Amb. Margif to respond to the allegation against him.

“Plateau State Police Command wishes to make it clear that the Nigerian Police is a non-partisan organization that rigorously pursues criminal cases with vigour, regardless of who is involved. Members of the public are hereby requested to disregard these harmful reports aimed at tarnishing the image of the Plateau State Police Command.

“Police Commissioner Bartholomew Onyeka wants the general public to know that nothing can prevent the command from carrying out its constitutional duties and responsibilities.”

Million Man March

A coalition of 56 support groups across Nasarawa state’s 13 local government areas staged a million-man solidarity march in support of Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi on Saturday.

The groups marched from the junction of the College of Agriculture along Jos road to the U-turn connecting the main Lafia market along Makurdi road, carrying placards with various inscriptions expressing their support for Obi .

Coalition Secretary Wilson Kingsley said the people of the state were tired of the mismanagement of the All Progressives Congress government at the federal and state levels, which is why they came out in droves to support the former Governor of Anambra State.

He mentioned support groups to include the Peter Obi Candidacy Movement, Women for Peter Obi, Peter Obi Support Network, Peter Obi Ambassadors, Like Minds for Peter Obi, TakeBackNaija, Nigeria Needs Peter Obi, Peter Obi movement for President, Associates of Peter Obi, among others.

He said: “This million supporters are those who belong to the 56 groups registered in the 13 LGAs in the state. We are not campaigning at the moment because the Independent National Electoral Commission has not given the green light. What we are doing today is a march to declare our support for Mr. Peter Obi.

“We support him because we believe he has the capacity and capability to take Nigeria to greater heights. We are tired of all the politicians who trick us every election year by telling us that they will ensure good governance but never keep their promises.

“The current government has completely failed the citizens. They promised to provide security and stability to our economy, but everyone can see what Nigeria has become. Everything in the market has gone up in price but the wages of the workers have not gone up.

“Our children have been at home for almost six months now because the universities are on strike but our leaders don’t care about the situation because their children are not attending Nigerian schools. We are really fed up with bad governance, so we are ready to bring positive change to the country in 2023 using our permanent voter cards.

For his part, Labor Party state chairman Alexander Emmanuel said the march was organized to raise awareness among the people of the state on the need to elect credible leaders in the 2023 elections and to prove a point to the other political parties who had alleged that the Labor Party has no structure.

He said he was confident that the party would win the 2023 presidential election and all elective positions in Nasarawa State, adding that the residents were tired of poor governance and were ready to vote for the party’s candidates in the elections. .

“I accepted the support groups’ request to join this awareness rally because I want the people to understand why they should elect credible leaders to power in 2023, and it’s also to prove a point to others. political parties who always say that our supporters are only on social networks, ”said the president of the LP.


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