The Zamfara State opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has pointed accusing fingers on what they named State Actors and the Security Agencies over disruption of the party’s last Monday congress by suspected political thugs that ended in setting the venue ablaze.
This was disclosed in a press briefing by the state PDP Publicity Secretary, Abba Bello Oando today (Thursday) in Gusau the state capital, saying the party has resolved to employ all available constitutional means to seek redress for the damages inflicted on them.
Bello Oando, who lamented that despite heavy security personnel staying in Gusau who were deployed to the state for the fight to contained the security challenges, cried that the nasty operation by the alleged sponsored political thugs had lasted for good three hours unchallenged.
“The lack of timely intervention by the relevant Security Agencies to forestall this gruesome act that lasted for almost three hours, coupled with the Security Agencies’ inability to arrest and bring the suspects to book, has compelled us to conclude that the arsonists and their sponsors are State actors.
“The people of Zamfara State are aware of the heavy presence of the operatives of various Security Agencies in Gusau town, monitoring the prevailing security situation, yet none of the perpetrators was arrested. Better still, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has recently concluded similar congresses at the wards, local government and state Levels, without recording any security breach.
“I wish to also remind the personnel of the Security Agencies deployed to Zamfara State of their mandates of protecting the lives and properties of the citizens irrespective of ethnoreligious and political background, they are expected to remain neutral and unbiased in the discharge of their constitutional responsibilities.
“It is unfortunate that the suspected state actors could condescend so low as to sponsor thuggery, arson and vandalism as a means of clinching cheap political popularity against the PDP.
“Let me emphatically assure the sponsors of the Monday arson that, the PDP supporters as well as the good people of Zamfara State, will continue to remain focused and committed to winning election at all levels come 2023 for our collective good. No amount of distraction will deter us from bringing about a positive change in Zamfara and the country at large in this direction”, Bello Oando has assured.