9 December 2012

Nigeria: Jonathan Urged to Ignore PHCN Petition Against Wamakko

President Goodluck Jonathan has been advised to ignore the petition written against the Sokoto State governor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko, by the authorities of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria [PHCN].

The Good Governance Project Initiative in a press statement signed by its national secretary, Saleh Muhammed, said the decision of the PHCN to cause blackout in Sokoto by cutting off electricity in the state was an act of sabotage. It therefore asked the president to punish the officials of the agency involved in that led to the crisis between the state government and PHCN.

It added that "the beating of the PHCN official by the governor and his aides was a, hoax and fabricated fallacy to divert public attention from the main issue of fraud and corruption allegedly perpetrated by the officials"

The group said the action of PHCN to cause blackout in Sokoto state over the issue affected many people in the state as it paralysed their businesses. "We want the president to look into this and punish those behind it" it said.

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