Idris described the PDP’s recent campaign tactics as furthering political bullying in the state.
“As we all know, the candidate for governor of the opposition PDP in the state has returned after the ruling of the Court of Appeals that reinstated him last Friday.
“This led to the return of PDP activities and jeopardized the peace and stability that the citizens of our beloved state had enjoyed until now.
“That also led to the incident that occurred last Monday when some suspected PDP thugs burned a vehicle covered with pictures of Governor Bello Matawalle.
“Fortunately, the suspect who allegedly committed the horrific act said he acted on instructions given to him by the PDP to burn all APC logo vehicles in the state.
“The suspect, Yusuf Aminu from the Gangaren ‘Yar Rumfa area of Gusau, through a video, told the police that he committed the act to the satisfaction of his candidate, Dauda Lawal-Dare.” Idris argued.
He said that the APC, however, always supported peace and stability.
“We want to sound a serious warning that what just happened should be the last time the PDP or any of their sponsored wrongdoers would do us with violence or criminal behavior.
“We have always supported both the government and security agencies to maintain peace, law and order in the state,” Idris said.
According to him, the APC is currently campaigning and soliciting votes from the electorate.
“May the PDP also do it in a favorable manner and political environment.
“We call on all our members to continue to be peaceful and law-abiding.
“We also commend the security agencies and their agents in the state for their firmness, quick action and for taking into account all the bad elements,” he added. added.
Idris called on the people of the state to continue to join APC in moving the state forward.
Reacting to the allegations, the acting PDP state chairman Alhaji Mukhtar Lugga dismissed all the allegations as unfounded.
Lugga described APC’s accusations as an “action by a political party that has lost its relevance.”
Lugga said the rally held to welcome Lawal-Dare, the PDP standard-bearer in the state last Monday, was free of violence.
“None of our members attempted to destroy a single APC billboard, we are very surprised to hear this from them,” added.