By PETER DURU
MAKURDI – Former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Michael Aondoakaa, has declared that he bears no grudges against President Goodluck Jonathan for sacking him from the Federal Executive Council.
Aondoakaa said his role in the late President Musa Yar’Adua’s administration was largely misunderstood by many, emphasising that he was only projecting and promoting the tenetes of due process and rule of law which the administration held sacrosanct.
The former AGF, who spoke at Ikoyombo in Ushongo Local Government Area of Benue State during Governor Gabriel Suswam’s campaign rally, maintained that he deligently discharged his responsibilities at the time which was not aimed at slighting any single individual.
He urged his people to rally round President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Gabriel Suswam and all the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidates at the coming elections, adding that the ruling PDP has kept faith with Nigerians, insisting that the people’s interest woud be better served when all the candidates of the party are re-elected at the coming general elections.
In his speech at the rally, Gov. Suswam urged the people to shun opposition politics, warning that it would not serve the interest of the people of Benue State, adding that those beating the drums of opposition politics in the state were those he described as “political flirts” who had in the past wasted the state’s resources with no tangible results to show.
He implored the people of the state to stick with the ruling PDP, assuring that he would build on his achievements in office in the last three and half years.
Governor Suswam promised to further open up rural roads in the various communities that make up the council in order to boost economic and social activities in the area.
Suswam said, ‘We have delivered on our promises, it is on that basis that we are asking for the renewal of our mandate and we are confident that the PDP will record a landslide victory in Benue State’.