The Campaign Office belonging to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Gubernatorial Candidate in Kano State, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, was set ablaze by hoodlums, clearly identified as members of the ruling All Progressive Party, APC.
The Campaign Office, which is located at 36, Chiranchi quarters, in Gwale Local Government Area of Kano State, was attacked by over 60 thugs, led by Juinaidu Abdulhamid, who is a Personal Assistant to the State APC Chairman, Abdullahi Abbas, and Habibu Dandayis, a die hard supporter of the State party Chairman.
This was made known by Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa, the Spokesperson to the PDP Gubernatorial Candidate in the State, Engr. Abba K. Yusuf.
The statement reads in part:
During the attack, the thugs set the house ablaze and razed it down to ashes, and vandalised a Volkswagen Golf – III model, with registration number NSR237AE.
According to eye-witnesses, the same thugs were those who attacked the Kwankwasiyya Leaders and their supporters, during an annual Eid durbar of Hawan Daushe, at the Kofar Kudu, of the Emir’s Palace, Kano.
It can be recalled, that the APC thugs went on a rampage, destroying all PDP formations in the State, anytime they are out for political rallies, despite the fact that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje appended his signature on the 2019 election Peace Accord.
Prior this, the PDP has demonstrated a peaceful conduct in all its rallies conducted in over 40 Local Government Areas in the State, without a single episode of crisis that can lead to an incidence of bloodshed, or injury to any member of other parties.
The Peace Accord, initiated by the Kano Peace Committee, and facilitated by the former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (RTD), with the United Nations Representative for West Africa Muhammad Ibn Chambers as a witness, was first broken by the APC-led government of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, when the government sponsored a syndicate of thieves and Political thugs to infiltrate two of PDP’s campaign rallies conducted in Kano Municipal and Dala Local Governments, confiscating mobile phones from innocent citizens, damaging vehicles, and causing injuries.
Records has clearly shown that, the APC rally is dominated by thugs carrying dangerous weapons, who usually clash within themselves, and so far, scores were feared dead and many injured in Bichi, Rano, Dawakin-Tofa and Doguwa.
Our party, the PDP has written several times to the Security Agencies, including the Police, but yet to no avail, as the ruling party enjoys the protection of the State Security apparatus.
We condemn in totality the act of promoting thuggery and victimization of the opposition in Kano State, by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s administration and leadership of his party, the APC, under the Chairmanship of Abdullahi Abbas, who is well known to champion political thuggery, and has been allowed to go scot free by the Police.
We call on the Police and other Security Agencies, to as a matter of urgency, discharge their responsibility with utmost fairness and objectivity, in ensuring that the culprits who burnt down the PDP Gubernatorial Candidate’s property, be brought to book.