By Musa Ubandawaki Sokoto
Sokoto State All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it is clear that the PDP of the People’s Democratic Party in the state has violated agreements between political parties with recent political developments in the state where APC gubernatorial candidate Alhaji Ahamed Aliyu was twice physically assaulted by thugs sponsored by Alhaji Abdullahi Maigwandu
the state commissioner for local government.
That said APC state chairman Alhaji Isah Sadeeq Achida today at a press conference at the party secretariat in Sokoto.
He said the All Progressives Congress is all out to defeat the PDP-led administration in the state as the party has failed the voters and the entire people of Sokoto State in their eight years of misgovernment.
“We commended the efforts of the security services to bring political leaders together to sign a peace deal to ensure the peaceful conduct of campaigns and elections”
“The convoy of APC gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Ahnmed Aliyu Sokoto was physically assaulted twice on separate occasions by thugs sponsored by Local Government Commissioner Abdullahi Maigwandu in Sokoto Cinema Area while on their way to attend events in Sokoto metropolitan area to attend.
A staunch APC supporter, Abdulmajid Yellow, who recently left the PDP was attacked by an armed PDP thug named Junaidu aka “Viera, and Aminu Rabiu aka “Taliya”, the thugs were sponsored by one Aliyu “Alisha” and Abdulrahman Malami Sabo and more disturbingly, the attack takes place in the presence of Saidu Umar, the PDP gubernatorial candidate at Marafa Danbaba Road at a wedding ceremony.
According to the APC chairman, the PDP has made life so unbearable for the residents of the Kofar Atiku area in the Sokoto metropolitan area that a delegation of elders, who are mostly supporters of the APC and share neighborhood with the PDP gubernatorial candidate, asked for a security presence. had to ask to enable them to live peacefully in their homes.
Achida said the complaint filed by the APC with the police was a result of an attack on the home of one Bashiru Kako who had to flee late at night with his family to save his life just because he was an APC supporter .
However, the APC continued to name Thugs sponsored to attack APC leaders as Wadata Shehu aka Tanga”, Mustafa aka “Awilo”, Muntari Yusuf aka Jagwa” Umar Jibo aka “Rugi”, Maniru Hussaini aka “Shall”. These and many other thugs, sponsored and housed by Commissioner Abdullahi Maigwandu, have continuously terrorized Sokoto Cinema, Bazza, Binanchi, Kofar Rini and neighboring areas.
He said APC in Sokoto is confident that Governor Tambuwal is comfortable with the security situation in the state and is ready to use it as a campaign tool, adding that it has manifested itself in his attitude because he blamed has shifted to the federal government, while in other states governors have taken a leading role in curbing banditry, the governor of Sokoto State has taken a backseat and deliberately allowed the situation to worsen.
“We would like to inform the Governor Aminu Tambuwal of his numerous pledges to support the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Sokoto State Chapter with 500 motorcycles, which he has never fulfilled. We would also like to ask him how many operational vehicles his government has donated from his administration to security agencies in Sokoto State over the past eight years. Indeed, Governor Tambuwal has turned Sokoto State into a safe haven for bandits driven out from neighboring states.” Says APC chairman
“It is therefore surprising that while his colleagues are swarming with the federal government to fight banditry, Governor Aminu Waziri has chosen to fold his arms and play politics with the lives of his people.
The APC Chairman insisted that Governor Tambuwal has very few projects to his credit, mostly unfinished. “we challenge Tambuwal to mention such projects that he claimed are being smashed by alleged APC supporters.”
As we have always said, the PDP administration in Sokoto State has not had a completed project to its credit for the past eight years. And that is why there is no project to destroy. We advise the Governor to stop counting his chickens before they hatch.”
“For our part, we feel it is important to call on Aminu Waziri Tambuwal to accept defeat and throw in the towel at the best opportunity, as his rants have shown that he has accepted the impending defeat, awaiting his party at the polls. ”.
“Let me take this opportunity to affirm that our party, the All Progressives Congress APC, cannot and will not submit to intimidation, blackmail or threats by anyone, however highly placed in fulfilling our responsibility to our people and in exercising our constitutional rights. ”.
“We want to call on our teeming supporters to abide by the law, to have faith in our party and its leadership. We assure you that Insha-Allah the APC will emerge victorious in the upcoming elections,” Achida concluded.
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