From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau
Zamfara state All Progressive Congress (APC) members loyal to former Governor Abdul Aziz Yari have distanced themselves from the recent attack of the PDP members during their state’s congress in Gusau town the state capital on Monday.
In a statement, the chairman, publicity committee of the APC Yari faction, Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed Birnin Magaji said, it was not in the character of former Governor Yari to attack the opposition, no matter what.
Birnin Magaji said, the former Governor had no such record of attacking his opposition throughout his eight year tenure as the Executive Governor of the state.
He said, “Our attention was drawn to a recent Statement credited to People’s Democratic Party, PDP Zamfara State after some skirmishes it had with what it allegedly described as APC Thugs while conducting its State Congress on Monday, 27/12/2021 in Gusau, the Zamfara State Capital”.
“In the Statement which went viral on Social Media quoted one Malam Aminu Gyangyam, Principal Private Secretary to Zamfara state Deputy Governor, Barrister Mahdi Aliyu alledging that the attack which left many properties belonging to PDP and its members including a Copy of The Glorious Qur’an was unleashed by APC thugs loyal to Governor Bello Mohammed Matawallen Maradun”.
‘It is on this premise that we want to state categorically that, Zamfara State APC loyal to the Former Governor of Zamfara State, Hon. Dr Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar was not part of this alledged dastardly , undemocratic and uncivilised act of barbarism in this 21st century’.
“The faction under its Chairman, Hon. Lawal M Liman Gabdon Kaura Namoda while condemning the act calls for full scale investigation by the State Command of The Nigeria Police Force to unravel the perpetrators and sponsors of this callous act capable of jeopardising the fragile security situation in the State”.
According to him, it was not in the character of Former Governor , Hon. Abdulaziz Yari while in office as the Executive Governor for 8 years to use any instrument of Party or Government to cause mayhem to any of the opposition Political Parties at any point in time.
He stressed that when The PDP was to hold its Presidential Campaign rally for 2019 General Election in Gusau, access to State Government facility where it received its then Presidential Candidate, HE Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was granted to the Party by his administration.
The Chairman maintained that APC and its Leader, Honorable Abdulaziz Yari strongly believe in the freedom of association which provides equal opportunity to Nigerians to belong to a Political Party of their choice and practice same with out let or hindrance as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria.
Hon. Lawal M. Liman lauded members of the Party under his watch for remaining peaceful and law abiding even at the face of current difficulties and persecution and urged them to sustain the magnitude.