By Israel Bulus, Kaduna
Engr. Micheal Auta says he is still the Labour Party (LP) Senatorial candidate for Kaduna South Senatorial Zone and advised his supporters to ignore the false propaganda that he is working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) or the People Democratic party (PDP) in the State.
In a statement in Kaduna on Sunday, Auta described the unfounded allegation as “very unfortunate”, adding that he was too big to be bought over by any political party to do their bidding.
He noted that the false allegation against him emanated from the camp of his political opponents who were out to tarnish his hard-earned reputation.
He said that the sponsored campaign of hate and calumny was a calculated attempt to confuse his supporters, who have remained firm with their trust for just and fair representation come 2023 general elections.
“It is laughable that anyone would accuse me of working for political parties that have lost touch with our present reality.
“I am not working for any political party, and I do not only remain a Labour Party member, but the preferred choice to represent the people of Southern Kaduna in the 2023 general elections.
“People need to stop mounting such a campaign of calumny against their perceived rivals,” Auta said.
The Senatorial candidate who said he was in the contest to rescue his people from bad leadership challenged those levelling the allegation to come forward with proof or he would take legal action.
He argued that the leaders who were voted to give credible representation over the years were carried away by the “sit tight syndrome” rather than facilitate infrastructural developments that would put smiles on the faces of the people.
“I am in the contest to rejig the system, conscientise our people on the need to vote for leaders with impeccable track records that can entrench true democratic values and improve their livelihood.
“I remain committed and ready to change the docile political status quo that has remained insignificant to the plight of our people,” he said.
The Abuja-based estate mogul urged his supporters to remain committed and focus until they achieve the desired goal of voting credible representatives that would improve the quality of their lives.
He also advised the people of Southern Kaduna against mortgaging their future for peanuts during the election and urged them to defend their votes no matter the intimidation by political opponents.