The All Progressives Congress’s Kabiru Marafa faction has condemned the attack on the Peoples Democratic Party congress in Gusau, Zamfara State, on Monday.
The party also denied involvement in the incident that resulted in the destruction of several vehicles and voting materials.
This was stated in a statement issued on Tuesday by Bello Maradun, the state spokesperson for the Marafa-led APC, titled “Marafa’s APC faction condemns attack on PDP in Gusau, Zamfara.”
“The Kabiru Marafa-led faction of the APC, led by its Chairman, Sirajo Maikatako, was shocked to learn of the violence perpetrated against the opposition PDP during the Party’s congress in Gusau, the capital city of Zamfara State, on December 27, 2021,” it said.
“We are more concerned that official statements attributed to the spokesperson for Zamfara State’s Deputy Governor, who is one of the state’s leading PDP figures, linked the action to the ruling APC.”
Despite an earlier statement accusing thugs allegedly mobilized by the APC’s Governor Bello Matawalle’s camp, the Marafa faction distanced itself from “this undemocratic act against opposition groups,” according to Maradun. From the testimonies of his uncountable public engagements as a Senator of the Republic of Nigeria and the leading figure of the APC in Zamfara State, it is on record that Kabiru Marafa is an advocate of the rule of law and the principle of ‘live and let others live.’ On this note, the Marafa faction of the APC strongly condemns the reported action against the opposition PDP in the state, describing it as “barbaric, savage, desperate, and primitive.”
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The faction also demanded that the police leadership conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and bring the perpetrators and their sponsors to justice.
It also urged police to be on high alert in order to prevent another “cowardly act of desperate politicians without fear or favor,” according to the report.