The opposition Peoples Democratic party PDP in Zamfara State has accused the government of planning to attack its top officials using state’s anti-thuggery outfit.
At a press briefing by its publicity secretary, Abba Bello Oando, the PDP said the state government was planning to lunch its ill-conceived ulterior motive by using hired thugs and the state government’s anti-thuggery unit to cause bodily harm to their teeming supporters during campaign rallies, especially in the capital, Gusau, and Tsafe town.
Some prominent party leaders and individuals specifically identified as primary targets of attacks include PDP’s governorship candidate, Dr. Dauda Lawal; Wadatau Madawaki; and Salihu Maibuhu Gummi.
Others are Rabiu Ilili Bakura; Garba Bisu; Abubakar Bargaja Gummi; Musa Mallaha; Muktar Muhammad Lugga and Aliyu Ikra Bilbis.
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They accused the state government of destroying their campaign offices, vehicles, and other things.
However, Governor Bello Matawalle, through his Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication, Zailani Bappa, dismissed the allegations, calling them baseless and ill motivated.
He said the opposition PDP had last Monday sponsored thugs to disrupt APC’s campaign in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area, leading to the death of some thugs.