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Gov. Bala Nggilari of Adamawa said that President Goodluck Jonathan does not have a hand in insurgency that ravaged the North East.
Nggilari made this known on Thursday at a town hall meeting held in Yola for Michika and Madagali Local government areas.
The two local governments are among the seven local governments earlier taken over by the terrorist in the state.
The military has recently recaptured them from Boko Haram terrorists.
Though, residents of the affected areas are still in their IDPs camps in Yola and many other locations in the country.
The governor said that President Jonathan had several sleepless nights in making efforts that the military won the war against insurgency.
He regretted that Jonathan got his highest votes in the 2011 election and wonder how he would destroy the communities who gave him victory.
He decried the destruction meted on the area saying, “ it will take 50 years for our people to regain what they have lost.
Nggilari identified the priority of his people as returning to their communities rather than elections.
“I remain resolute in the return of our people before elections but since the majority views have prevailed we will support INEC to conduct elections in the affected communities.
“But as far as I am concerned, my people need peace and security and these are more important to us.
Nggilari called on the people of the areas to vote Jonathan in the coming elections.
According to him, even if you do not give me your votes, but vote in Jonathan, I will be okay.
“Though I know that you cannot denied me your votes or turn me down.
Earlier, Chief Joel Madaki, Chairman of the PDP in the state said the party was not fighting with other oppositions.
Madaki called on the supporters of other political parties to vote Nggilari for the Adamawa northern senatorial election.
According to him, he fought insurgency and deserves victory.
He urged Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, governorship candidate of the PDP in the coming election to visit the people of the affected local governments.
“We are not fighting a war with other opposition parties, we are all friends and I appeal to their supports to vote Nggilari for the senatorial seat.
“I will also advice Ribadu to go and seek votes from the people of Michika and Madagali.
“Dont rely on what people are telling you to relax, all is well, visit these people in their places.
Also, Ribadu said he joined the governorship race to translate the exposure and experience he acquired home and abroad to better the lives of his people.
Ribadu said that insurgency was a crime that needed an experience leader of his nature to tackle.
He said that efforts were on the way by the federal Government to rehabilitate the victims of insurgency affected areas.
“I want to convert the exposure and the experiences I acquired in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Ruanda to solve our lingering problems.
“We will trash insurgency and they will not resurface again.
“I know that efforts are on the way by the federal government to rehabilitate victims of the insurgency.
“What is pertinent is that we need prudent leaders who will ensure that these resources get to the affected people.
Therefore, if you vote PDP, all that you have lost will be compensated to you adequately.
“All Churches, Mosques markets and individual investment that had been destroyed will be rehabilitated.