APC, PDP clash in Zamfara over damage of campaign vans
The All Progressive Congress (APC) chapter in Zamfara State has vehemently protested the alleged destruction of its campaign vehicles and other public properties by thugs on Monday during the party’s rally.
The party bemoaned the fact that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDPdemonstration )’s in the State on Monday resulted in significant harm to the State due to thuggery activities.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday in Gusau, the state capital, APC publicity secretary Mallam Yusuf Idris Gusau claimed that the entry of PDP candidate for governor, Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare, caused thugs to carry out terrorist assaults on innocent people and property.
“This was manifested on Monday when the PDP thugs blocked a vehicle that had Governor Matawalle’s laminated pictures, destroyed it before setting it ablaze.
“One of the arsonists, Yusuf Aminu said 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 area through a video clip told the police he committed the act to the satisfaction of his candidate, Dauda Lawal Dare.
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“We at the APC have always been calling for calm so that peace will reign but this is sadly going too far and being viewed as a sign of weaknesses of the highest order.
“We want to sound a serious and categorical warning that what just happened should be the last time that the PDP or any of its sponsored miscreants would do this to us,” he claimed.
But when contacted on phone, the State PDP chairman, Hon. Mukhtar Lugga said that the APC was just looking for a soft landing as it was very clear that the ruling party had failed the people.
According to him, “PDP is not the problem of the State but APC,” stressing that the rally was very peaceful and that their supporters have been warned to always be law abiding.
He stated that it was very possible that the APC leaders could destroy their own properties and fix the blame on the innocent PDP members.
“They can fabricate lies to draw sympathy from the people as they know that the people will revolt against the party through the ballot box. They are just punishing Innocent people to get sympathy votes”, he said.