Hon.Jonathan Gaza Denies thuggery and Vandalism allegation
The member of the house of Representatives, Hon Gaza Jonathan Gbefwi representing Keffi,Kokona/Karu Federal Constituency has debunked allegations that he mobilised thugs to attack the Secretary to the Nasarawa State Government (SSG), Barr Mohammed Abdullahi, and a local government chairman, Hon Samuel Akala Gajere, as well as vandalise the local government secretariat.
Gbefwi, who is the deputy chairman, House committee on Media and Public Affairs denied the allegations yesterday in a statement issued in Abuja insisting that he would never stoop that low. According to him, the council chairman during an interview with the Nasarawa State Broadcasting Service on Monday, March 11, alleged that Hon Gbefwi mobilised thugs to attack the duo and also vandalise the secretariat.
“I arrived the local government secretariat after receiving a call at about 12:00 noon on Saturday 10th march, 2019 intimating me of the presence of the SSG at the Karu LGA collation centre; “I saw the SSG and the LGA chairman standing together, while passing, I met the collation officer who was being escorted out. At that juncture, I stopped to inquire the position of the declaration from him. While giving an explanation, he was interrupted by the Deputy Commissioner of Police who said he was there to ensure peace and security of the area.
“To my greatest surprise, instead of going back to the collation centre or an INEC vehicle, the collation officer entered a vehicle belonging to the SSG which already had the SSG and the council chairman seated in it. This singular act irritated the youth who protested against this which made the security operatives to force the collation officer out of the SSG’s car,” he explained.
Gbefwi, who represents Karu/Keffi/Kokona federal constituency, urged the council chairman to concentrate on his official duties and desist from attacking him and his integrity.