From Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d, Gusau
Embattled Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa representing Zamfara central, a senatorial candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied allegation that he led over 300 political thugs to set the Senatorial campaign office of his rival, Engineer Ibrahim Shehu of PDP ablaze.
Speaking to newsmen yesterday in Gusau, the state capital to defend the allegation, Senator Marafa argued his presence during the attack on the campaign office of his opponent, adding that, “As a leader and serving Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’ it is impossible to encourage any political violence, talk less of setting a campaign office ablaze.
He stressed that, his opponent, Ibrahim Shehu of PDP, who is currently a member House of Representatives representing Gusau/Tsafe Federal constituency should be held liable for the incidence, as he could mobilise thugs to commit such a nasty job in order to gain support from the people across the central zone.
“The claim against me is baseless, as I should only be expected of facilitating good things for the benefit of my people, unless if Ibrahim Shehu wanted to achieve his political aims through efforts to paint me black, and there has been hundred ways for him to achieve sympathy votes, but should be naturally occurred not a silly plan of this kind,” Marafa queried.