From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Kaduna Restoration Group, (KRG) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has expressed dismay over the scale of political thuggery in Kaduna State, saying it is more frightening when top functionaries of government acts as godfathers to thugs.
The Chairman of the group, Dr. Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan, stated this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna yesterday.
According to him, the attack on Senator Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi and some members of the party while holding a harmless sensitization meeting at the Nigeria Union of Teachers, (NUT) Endwell Hotel, as well as the indictment of the political adviser by the key suspect who is facing trial in an assassination attempt on Senator Shehu Sani in a matter before a court calls for concern.
Dr. Ramalan said despite all the claims by the suspects the said political adviser in the state has not been arrested which raises concern about the sincerity of the police in curtailing heinous crimes against perceived opponents of the emperor in the state.
“The culpability of the military in been used as instrument of terror, against the citizens in Kaduna State is equally worrisome, what has the military got to do with the investigation of supposed heinous crimes as in the case of the set up on one of the aides of Senator Shehu Sani, Bashir Hamadada with intent to frame the senator for murder?
“The pulling down to ground zero, of No.11B Sambo Road Kaduna, i.e Senator Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi’s house under the supervision of the emperor in the dead of the night is also another example.
“In the meantime, we are collating documentary and other evidence in respect of some of these infractions against the citizenry for necessary action in due course.
“We call on all lovers of democracy to remain in their resolve to expel the tyrants whom we have inadvertently voted into office, only to realize that all our expectations of them to be civil, democratic and run a people oriented government was after all misplaced,” the statement reads.
Dr. Ramalan added that the task excoriating of Governor Nasir El-Rufai from Sir Kashim Ibrahim House come 2019, is a task that must be done, saying they will chart a course in bringing together major stakeholders in the polity with effect to having a collective synergy and unity of purpose to give valve to this noble course.