Zamfara APC chides PDP for sponsoring political thuggery
From Adam Muh’d, Gusau
The All Progressive Congress APC Zamfara state chapter has in a strong term condemned the recent returning of political thuggery allegedly sponsored by the Peoples Democratic Party to cause unrest in Gusau the state capital.
The state APC publicity secretary Yusuf Idris stated this at a press conference Wednesday in Gusau the state capital.
“You are aware that the governorship candidate of the main opposition PDP in our dear state has returned via a Court of Appeal Sokoto ruling of last Friday, having gone through an intraparty squabbles while the ruling APC was only a spectator”. Yusuf hinted.
The APC challenged that with the return of the PDP governorship candidate the peace that the state is enjoying was thrown to the wolves as the party has began to unleash its terror groups on members of APC.
“This was manifested on Monday when the PDP thugs blocked a vehicle that had His Excellency, Governor Bello Matawalle’s laminated pictures, destroyed it before setting it on fire with one of the arrested arsonists saying, he did what he did following the specific instruction by the PDP governorship candidate, Dauda Lawal Dare on them to burn all APC logo carrying vehicles in the state.”.
“The suspect, Yusuf Aminu from Gangaren ‘Yar Rumfa of Gusau through a video clip told the police he committed the act to the satisfaction of his candidate, Dauda Lawal Dare”. Said Yusuf
The APC warned that what just happened should be the last time that the PDP or any of its sponsored miscreants would do to us with violence or criminal attitude.
“We have always supported both the government and security agencies in maintaining peace, law and order in the state and shall continue such support”.
Idris warned that the APC will not tolerate any further attack even in a verbal way from the PDP again especially when such attackers and hoodlums like the arrested Yusuf Aminu confessed to the police that they were deployed directly by Dauda Lawal Dare the party’s governorship candidate to do what he was arrested for.
“The PDP thugs had perpetrated such twice before now, so enough is enough”.
Yusuf Idris stated that as APC commenced its campaigning and soliciting votes from the electorate and should be doing just that under a conducive political environment that has been provided by the focused leadership of governor, Matawalle.
“We at the APC, with the government in power and a strong following from the good people of the state, have always stand by the good stance of Governor Matawalle in ensuring peace in the state as we demonstrated while launching our zonal campaigns and local government campaigns which were completely rancour free and without harassment to anybody or anything PDP”.
We see politics and peaceful coexistence as going hand-in-hand and wish to call on the leadership of the PDP to call their hounds to order without which we will be matching their attacks appropriately.
The APC called on all members of the party in the state to continue to remain peaceful and law abiding and commended security agencies and their operatives in the state for their steadfastness, prompt action and bringing all bad elements to book.
“Note that the APC whether in or out of government is completely against blood letting and destruction of public property which have become the trademark and synonymous with the opposition PDP in our state now”.
The APC appealed to good people of the state to continue to join hands with the APC again all the recalcitrants by immediately exposing them whenever and wherever they go on their wanton sprees.