Daily Trust (Abuja)

24 November 2012

Nigeria: ...as Ewuga Urges Calm in Troubled Areas

Senator Solomon Ewuga, representing, Nassarawa North in the National Assembly has called for peace and understanding among warring parties in the crisis that engulfed the state lately.

The law maker in a statement yesterday also urged mischief makers who are "insinuating wrong and illogical innuendoes" in respect of the issue to desist from doing so in interest of peace and unity in the area.

"One reason of concern is because my ethnic group,( Eggons) have always been caught in this unseemly web of violence. Additionally, I am a political leader and a stakeholder in the Congress of Progressive Change government of Umaru Tanko Almakura.

"In all the phone calls I have received, the concern is on my perceived standing in the society and the feeling that these repeated cases of violence involving the Eggons are manifest of my hidden political ambition to succeed the governor by all means. This is far from the truth.

"I wish to restate my commitment to the success of the government of Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Nassarawa State and the nation in general. There is a lot more for politics than is currently presumed. I do not subscribe or ascribe to violence and cannot support it in any form", he noted.

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