The Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed concern over what it described as vandalism during political rallies of Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in the state.
In a press statement signed by the APC chairman, Alh. Tukur Umar Danfulani who noted that, APC has promptly reported the case to the security agents for legal action.
Danfulani who lamented on the recent political reception rally in honour of Dr Dauda Lawal said, PDP hired thugs from neighboring states to cause havoc Zamfara state.
APC chairman who chided the PDP for not having a governorship candidate claimed that, many of the party ‘s supporters are now decamping to the ruling APC.
Read full text of the Press statement:
I write on behalf of the ruling APC to condemn in strong terms the act of vandalism perpetrated yesterday on particularly the APC and the peace loving people of Zamfara having smuggled thugs from other states to join their home based thugs and cause havoc in the state.
This is the second time the opposition PDP is trying the cause unrest in the state through hiring some unscrupulous persons to attack innocent people in the state and steal or destroy their properties anytime they are holding rallies in the state.
The first one held at the PDP sacked Gubernatorial candidate’s residence where innocent citizens where shot to death with some hospitalised.Yesterday’s incident has clearly exonerated our party, APC from their evil plans of killing and destruction of citizens’ properties as nobody pointed accusing finger against any APC member.
It is a known fact that the PDP has been losing its integrity on all fronts, the latest of which is that they don’t have a flagbearer for the governorshp of the state while many of its realistic members are decamping in their large numbers to the APC.
We believe that their action to breach the peace in the state owed to the fact that success is not on their side as the state electorate have turned their support to the APC and its candidates.
APC as a party, we have the conviction that Politics is all about number so they should go and convience the electorate rather than destroy the peace we are recording.
We however want the PDP to note that the law enforcement agents are alive to their duties and we have reported to them of how the PDP thugs stormed the state right from Bimasa, the border village along Sokoto-Gusau road destroying all APC billboards, posters and any other indicator of the APC up to the state capital.
This is unbecoming of a political party that is trying to come to power, and we, as a party and as government of the day, will not condone such archaic and barbaric acts.
The APC had two major rallies in Talata Mafara and Kaura Namoda as well as many others in Gusau, the state capital but nothing ever happened against any political party.
We therefore call on the security agencies to arrest the perpetrators and their sponsors and bring them to book to serve as deterrent so that we can continue to enjoy the peace that is gradually returning to our state.
It is also by doing so that the peace accord signed by all the political parties for a violence-free campaigns will be seen to be effectively implemented.
Our members, supporters and well wishers to remain calm and be law abiding as the party is not letting the thugs go scot free of their crimes.
Hon. Tukur Umar Danfulani
APC Chairman Zamfara State
28th November, 2022