The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, has denied the allegation that he is a pathological liar.
He was reacting to an interview with journalists by Secretary to the Borno State Government, Ambassador Baba Ahmed, where he had referred to Mu’azu as a pathological liar.
Mu’azu also said he would not join issues with the Borno State Government as he was more concerned with the development of the country and to win the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.
The PDP national chairman added that what Nigerians needed now irrespective of party affiliation was to close ranks so as to curtail the activities of the Boko Haram Sect.
A statement by Mu’azu’s SA/ICT, Akin Oyegoke stated that “the attention of the office of the National Chairman of the PDP, Ahmadu Adamu Muazu, has been drawn to a press interview by the Secretary to the State Government of Borno State, Ambassador Baba Ahmed.
“In an interview in which Ambassador Baba Ahmed denied the letter of advice from the Federal Ministry of Education advising the Government of Borno State and other states in the region because of security situation not to conduct WAEC or NECO Examination outside of Maiduguri, the Borno State Capital is a clear acceptance of the lopsided approach by the Government in Borno State to fight insurgency in the area.
“The National Chairman of the PDP ordinarily will not like to join issues with any Nigerian especially not with Ambassador Baba Ahmed but as an elder statesman and a stakeholder in this administration, we wish to state again that for us to win the fight against terror in Nigeria, we must all close ranks irrespective of party affiliations and heed to all popular advice from any agency of government to curtail the activities of the Boko Haram Sect.
“We wish to state again that other states in the region which adhered to this advice from WAEC and the Federal Ministry of Education where able to conduct WAEC/NECO in their States capital peacefully.
“We owe our people the collective duty to protect and provide for them and we wish to once again advice the Government and stakeholders in Borno State and indeed all Nigerians to cooperate with government at all levels to stop this spate of violence.
“While we respect the office of the Secretary to the State Government and the person of Ambassador Baba Ahmed, a highly respectable Nigerian who has served the state and the country meritoriously, we wish again to advice Baba Ahmed to put his tenses together when addressing a public figure and the person and office of Ahmed Adamu Muazu, a former Governor of Bauchi State and, the Chairman of the largest Party in Black Africa.
“Adamu Muazu is definitely not a Pathological liar as referred to by Baba Ahmed, rather, he is a man highly revered by his people, a man of integrity, a refined politician and a gentleman”.
The PDP chairman, however, called on members of the Boko Haram sect to take advantage of the amnesty window opened by the federal government, drop their arms and join hands with all Nigerians and President Goodluck Jonathan, to continue to build the “Nigeria of our dream as there is no alternative to democracy”.