From: Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d, Gusau
The Zamfara State Chapter of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle to pay more attention on fights against banditry, kidnappings and cattle rustling as priority.
This was pronounced by the State Chairman of the APC, Alhaji Lawali M. Liman, while reacting to the report peddled by users of the Social media, that the meeting the party held with the former Governor Abdulaziz Yari last weekend was aimed at plans to disrupt peace in the State.
“Our meeting of last Saturday was organized to eventually assess the popularity of our great party APC, as well as to discuss identified problems and solutions among which were the illegal arrests and demolishing of legitimate houses belonging to innocent members of the opposition party.
“We are law abiding citizens whose common hope was to assist in efforts to restore peace and tranquility in Zamfara State, as embarked upon by every well meaning governments, including present administration led by Governor Matawalle, organizations, groups or individuals in that regard.
“We are indigenes of Zamfara State and were surrounded by thousands of directly linked descendants across the fourteen local government areas of the State, and our concern was to make the lives of good people of the State better than anywhere else”, Lawali Liman said.
The Chairman further lamented alleged plans by the State Government to arrest oppositions and destroy houses of all the popular members of the APC in the State, including 73 year old family house of the 2019 APC gubernatorial candidate, Mukhtar Shehu Idris.
He however said the inexperience with which the ruling party in Zamfara State handle the major opposition party was ignoble to democracy, and by extension, to humanity, adding that democracy portends rights of peaceful living and rights to possession of houses as well.
According to him, the opposition APC had in totality, declared unreserved support for the moves by the State Government and the security agencies to make Zamfara paradise for investors, saying “It has never been our hope to see our innocent brothers and sisters dying for nothing”.