By Henry Umoru
ABUJA — Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State has described as wicked and malicious call on President Goodluck Jonathan to impose a state of emergency rule in the state.
The governor said the move was an attempt to destroy the state politically, which was capable of complicating the security challenges presently facing the state.
He advised the Federal Government not to allow it to be misled, especially against the backdrop that people will conclude that there was political motive to the bombings.
In a statement by the External Media Consultant to the governor, Mr. Emmanuel Ado in Abuja yesterday, Yakowa stressed that the issues that have led to the spate of bombings were national and not local in nature and content.
Ado said: “Governor Patrick Yakowa has governed Kaduna State with the fear of God, justice and fairness and will continue to do so, because that is the only guarantee for peace and security.
“This is because Governor Yakowa is a Christian; the first from the south. Any state of emergency is bound to generate further crisis.”
Yakowa explained that what was needed now should be concerted efforts by all men of goodwill to help resolve the crisis confronting the country with a view to bringing about enduring peace and the needed unity.