KADUNA GUBER: YAKOWA ACCUSES BUHARI, CPC OF INTIMIDATION
The Yakowa Campaign Organisation of Kaduna State Governor, Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa has accused the opposition, Congress for Progressive Change, CPC and its presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari of intimidating supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and creating an atmosphere of provocation especially during the governor's campaign tour in most local governments of the state.
This is even as it called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to sanction all political parties that operate in the same manner. The Director-General of the organisation, Mr. Sule Buba, at a press conference over the weekend noted: 'The plot of those agents of confusion failed woefully. By sending a few thugs, mostly small children, to attack a convoy of the governor, their desire was for our youth to retaliate so that they can twist the story and accuse us of intimidating opposition.'
He lamented that even while the governor was attending to his visitor, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), on a courtesy call inside the Government House, the CPC supporters on Buhari's entourage went on rampage, destroying posters, billboards and smashing government vehicles and those of innocent citizens and unleashing terror on people going about their legitimate business. He called on Nigerians to condemn the violent attitude of some politicians who think they could come to power by force through intimidation and campaign of calumny and to remind them that such antics could not work in the Nigeria of the 21st Century.
He said despite the volatile situation of the state and the governor's call for harmonious politicking and respect for the rights of all people to free choice, the opposition was bent on causing disruption in the system.
Buba accused Buhari's CPC presidential campaign launch in the state of unleashing terror on innocent citizens, adding that many people suffered acts of brigandage all over the state.
The director general, while condemning the CPC act, commended the peaceful manner in which the PDP conducted themselves throughout Governor Yakowa's tour especially by restraining themselves in the face of all acts of provocation from the CPC.
He reiterated their candidate's commitment to provide purposeful leadership in the state, even as he enjoined party members and citizens of the state to cast their votes for Yakowa in the forthcoming general elections.