A lawmaker in the House of Representatives, Yusuf Gagdi, yesterday in Jos, Plateau State said there was no rift between him and the lower chamber’s Deputy Speaker, Idris Wase.
Gagdi represents Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam Federal Constituency, while Wase represents Wase Federal Constituency, both in Plateau State
Both legislators are of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Gagdi rebutted the rumour in a statement by his Senior Legislative Aide, Haruna Mizim.
Mizim described the allegation as malicious, fake and aimed at causing disaffection between both lawmakers whom he said had been working closely in the state’s interest.
He said: ”The attention of Yusuf Gagdi, the member representing the people of Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam Federal Constituency, has been drawn to a trending new media report on an alleged ‘beef’ between the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Idris Wase, and himself on different platforms.
”The invention of this report is meant to cause disaffection between them, having failed in their attempts to dissuade Gagdi during the recent campaign for reelection in the primaries held last month in Pankshin
”Rather, if anything is going well for both of them, it is their resolute concern to unite their supporters and people to win their respective elections come 2023.
”While it is a known fact that both representatives and their constituents have been on the best of terms, we are indeed taken aback by the evil machinations of some warped minds who are interested only in their belly and not what can be done to the people of the constituencies, state, and Nigeria.
”We are constrained to issue this statement and to further reinforce the determination of the lawmakers who have working in unison and giving the best to their constituencies, state, and Nigeria, today and always.”