PDP Crisis: Local Councilors Beaten Mercilessly by Governor Fintiri's AllyMaduwa, on his part, threatened to murder a Journalist a year ago for publishing what he (Maduwa) called a "unpalatable" report about Fintiri.
Speaking to media about the squabble, Hon.Bitrus Pagwe, the leader of the legislative council in Michika, said Stephen Maduwa sent a message to Councillors that Governor Fintiri will host a stakeholders meeting for Michika PDP members in Yola.
It was for this reason that they traveled to the state capital on Saturday.
Surprised by the odd instruction allegedly issued by the governor, Pagwe (head of the Councilors) objected, urging that the legislative council be re-elected in 2020. "Sir, this matter is a democratic affair," he remarked.
"Because we were duly elected, how would the governor, who was a legislator himself, give such an order?
"In the first instance we were told that the Governor directed that we should come to Yola for stakeholders meeting only to found out that Steven Maduwa and his co-travellers staged managed the meeting for their selfish political interests."We were physically attacked and beaten up by these thugs after coming out of the meeting where Abdu slanty, driver to Maduwa smashed my face injuring my eyes " Pagwe alleged.
Ezekiel Kwaji, the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Michika, confirmed the event, saying that
"there was a move to force a change in the leadership of the councilors."Which led to a scuffle, but I cannot confirm that anyone ordered the fight."When contacted however, Maduwa angrily told our Correspondent "go and write whatever you want."
Maduwa, on his part, threatened to murder a Journalist a year ago for publishing what he (Maduwa) called a "unpalatable" report about Fintiri.