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May 20, 2024

PDP calls for investigation into alleged bribery for judges of tribunal by APC

From Ibrahim Kaulahi, Gusau

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara State has called on concern authorities to thoroughly investigate an alleged plans by the APC aimed at making the state ungovernable as revealed in a widely circulated recorded conversation by a staunch supporter of the APC identified as one Malam Anas Anka.

In a press conference today (Tuesday) by the Zamfara State Acting Chairman of the PDP, hon. Mukhtar Mohammed Lugga, Malam Anas Anka, the Managing Editor of Thunder Blowers, an online TV station, openly boasted of how he was contracted by a chieftain of the APC, the former Governor of the state, Distinguished Senator Abdul’azeez Abubakar Yari.

In the leaked conversation as according to hon. Lugga, Senator Yari is reported to have been making plans to bribe and influence the members of the Zamfara State House Assembly to commence impeachment proceedings gainst his Excellency, Dauda Lawal.
“In the same, the audio clip revealed that Anas was making damming allegations on the Judiciary, particularly the Judges of the elections tribunal, who he unequivocally stated were induced to issue advanced judgement in favour of the APC, long before the day of the judgement is by the tribunal.

“Under normal circumstances, our Party would have dismissed the entire episode as a mere campaign of calumny that has become the hallmark of the local chapter of the APC, but we feel compelled and duty-bound as a congregation of responsible citizens that bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic to bring this issue to the notice of authorities in order to forestall the possibility of breakdown of law and order as well as protect the integrity of the judiciary which by this leaked recording by Anas Anka has subjected to question.

“Can our Party be blamed it at this point we are able to even subconsciously establish a connection with the verdict that has just been passed by the Election Tribunal over our Bungudu West State Assembly seat with the allegation that Anas Anka has levelled against the judiciary?

“Our party PDP has instructed it’s lawyers to immediately file an appeal with the hope the Judiciary will seize the opportunity to correct any potential reason for miscarriage of justice that may have gone unnoticed.

“Our Party wish to call on the National Judicial Council (NJC) to order a full investigation on this allegation of foul play on the part of the Judges of the Tribunal as levelled against them by Anas sani Anka and also all other allegations as divulged on the audio tape.

“We also appeal to the DSS to invite the Editor in Chief of Thunder Blowers for questioning and retrieval of the yet-to-be- announced judgements he claims to have in his possession on the outstanding cases of the Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections petitions currently at the Tribunal.

“We wish to also call the former Governor of Zamfara and distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic representing Zamfara West to as a matter of urgency clear his name from the allegations of bribery, financial inducement and corruption levelled against him by Anas Anka.

“We demand an immediate investigation of the activities of Thunder Blowers and its sponsors. We call on the Inspector General of Police to order an investigation on Anas Sani Anka and Thunder Blowers. We have instructed our State Assembly members to reconvene sitting immediately and consider instituting civil litigation against him for defamation of character and malicious intent”, Lugga has added.

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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