PDP youth leaders condemn Ataga, publisher over attack on Senator Laah

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youth leaders from Southern Kaduna have condemned Dr Philip Atagah for alleged malicious attacks on the senator representing South Kaduna, Victor Laah.

The PDP youth leaders said this Tuesday in Kaduna at an interactive session with journalists, warning the medical doctor to refrain from further blackmailing Senator Laah and to tender public apology to the lawmaker or face legal action.

Spokesman of the group, Malam Aminu Musa challenged Dr. Ataga to make public the terms and conditions of the document he signed during his interactions with Senator Laah rather than go to the public with frivolous and dubious allegations.

Musa accused Dr Atagah of feeding his lawyers with wrong information while painting Senator Laah as violating the agreement they signed.

While explaining to the journalists, reasons for their warning to Dr Ataga, Musa said the doctor had instigated a malicious campaign that Senator Laah paid him the sum of N1 million for the medical outreaches he undertook at the behest of the lawmaker.

According to Musa, the doctor who did not fulfill his own side of the bargain has gone ahead to blackmail the lawmaker for breaching their agreement.

The PDP youth leader, therefore, asked the medical doctor to do the followings of face legal action,

“Ataga is mandated to go and complete the work with Professional Doctors or kindly return the money given to him.

“Ataga should write an apology in five national dailies within 14 days or risk being drawn to a court of law for defamation of the senator’s character,” he said.

Speaking on the same issue, Mathew Victor Bobbai, a former aide to Governor Ahmad Makarfi condemned the campaign of calumny against the senator.

“The statement made by the publisher of Elanza Media outfit, carrier of Atagah’s utterances is very irresponsible, unacceptable and basically childish. It’s also immoral on his part to have made that statement without verifying facts and figure because it’s said that he who must come to equity must come with clean hands.