From Adam Muhammad, Gusau
The Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC condemned the recent action of the police and the Governor Dauda Lawal Dare led PDP government for what it described illegally seizing the state APC Chairman’s official vehicle with Zamfara plate number GUS 51 AH without warrant and detaining the driver for hours at the government house.
This is contained in a press release signed by the state publicity secretary of the party Yusuf Idris, made available to Hotpen in Gusau Sunday .
According to the statement, the said incident occurred in Gusau, the state capital when the police who have been secretly trailing the driver descended on the vehicle with the intention of taking it away.
“The APC driver raised the alarm on the police who were later discovered to be the policemen attached to the government house”.
“The police explained that they were asked by the Commissioner of Police in the state to recover the vehicle and take it to the Police Command Headquarters in Gusau only for them to divert to the government house after forcing the driver to change the route”.
The party accused police for detaining the driver for hours at the government house without any explanation up to when they released him.
“We at the APC believe that this is another way and threat jointly orchestrated in collaboration by both the police and the state government against the APC and its members especially the chairman who may have been the victim of today’s unfortunate act”.
“We wish to stress in strong terms that this is completely unacceptable and we deserve an unreserved written apology from both the police and the state government with the promise never to harass our members again”.
The party informed security agencies that the Zamfara APC Chairman’s life is in danger since they are trailing his movements and that of his family.
“We want to emphasized that if anything should happen to our chairman, we are going to hold Zamfara State Government House Police and any other person or body that fits into our suspicions responsible.”