From Ibrahim Kaulahi, Gusau
The Zamfara State opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has in strong terms dismissed alleged involvement in the alleged plan to bribe petition tribunal Judges to gain favoured judgement against the ruling PDP and the alleged move to mobilize members of the State House of Assembly to impeach Governor Dauda Lawal as contained in a leaked audio by one Malam Anas Sani Anka.
In a swift reaction by the APC State Publicity Secretary, Malam Yusuf Idris and made available to newsmen in Gusau today (Tuesday), said the attention of his party has been drawn to a grand plot by the PDP using an old friend to Governor Dauda Lawal and a journalist, one Anas Sani Anka, CEO of Thunder Blowers online media to tarnish the good image of the APC in Zamfara and the nation.
“To start with, the said Anas Anka, has in the concocted audio openly said he is a friend to Governor Dauda Lawal a statement which says a lot about his attitudes to the APC and its stakeholders.
“It is on record that, the thunder blowers was single handedly financed by the current Governor of the state, Dauda Lawal, to achieve his political mission while Matawalle was the Governor of the state and also it is on record that the operational vehicle of the thunder blowers was donated by the same Governor Lawal and even the office accommodation that houses the medium is owned by Dauda and not any APC official in the state.
“It should be made categorically clear that, Anas Sani Anka is not a card carrying member nor a good supporter of the APC in any way and so too, he is not an executive member of the party nor has he ever held a political appointment under the APC government thus, he couldn’t have in anyway speak on behalf of the APC.
“It is our strong believe that, having seen the way the tribunal processes are currently going indicating that the APC is likely going to reclaim its mandate, the PDP is coming all out to shred the process, otherwise, since the APC has seven of its loyal members in the state House of Assembly, the members would have confirmed of any misdoings.
“Moreso, Distinguished Senator Abdul Aziz Yari, who Anas Anka claimed to have collected money from has been out of the country for a long time now that the PDP will try to rub him in its mess.
“When the INEC decided to give the governorship seat to the PDP after the election as well as when the tribunal gave the PDP Maradun ll state House of Assembly to the PDP, we didn’t shout injustice to obstruct proceedings of the tribunal so the PDP must know that the Nigerian judiciary cannot be intimidated with the frivolous unguarded allegations advanced by the PDP through Anas Anka because we already know their gimmick and it will not work.
“We want to urge all relevant security apparatus at the nation’s disposal to uncover all those behind this cowardly act including the person that made the recording since they were all together to perpetrate what their pay masters in the PDP directed them to do with a view to bring them to book without further delay.
“Let the PDP understand that, Judiciary is an independent body and that no amount of intimidation or abuse will deter it from doing justice to all Nigerian citizens irrespective of their religion or political affiliation”, Yusuf has explained.