Gombe – The Kwairanga 2019 Governorship Campaign Committee under the All Progressives Congress, APC, has alleged the attack and destruction of their campaign offices by thugs of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Chairman of the Steering Committee, Alhaji Abdullahi Mohammed, told journalists during a press briefing in Gombe that the hoodlums who pounced on their office in Lafiyawo area of Gombe with dangerous weapons, destroyed property of inestimable value last Friday 23rd February 2018 at about 10 pm and thereafter went to another Governorship aspirant, Habu Muazu, and did same.
According to him, residents of the area who were angered by the activities of the hoodlums raised alarm and alerted some members of the campaign organization.
A member of the Habu Muazu campaign organization, who would not want his name in print because he is not permitted to speak confirmed the attack on their office to correspondent on phone, stated that their own boys prevented the hoodlums from gaining access into their office after destroying some billboards of President Buhari and that of the aspirant.
However, in order to avoid possible death or grievous hurts that could have occurred during the attack, Alhaji Abdullahi said his boys resolved not to confront them adding that it was however not an act of cowardice.
While condemning the unprofessional manner in which the ruling PDP in the State resort to mischievous destructive and violent politics in their desperate move to undermine the fundamental principles, Abdullahi said their campaign team cannot be intimidated.
In his words, “No act of intimidation shall deter the resolve of Alhaji Umaru Kwairanga, supporters and the APC from the onerous project of reassuring the good people of Gombe State from maladministration experienced by them since 2011 till date.”
He said they remain optimistic that their complaints as submitted to all security services and political heads of the APC will bring succor to them at last.
But reacting to the allegations, Gombe State PDP Secretary, Alhaji Bubs Shanu, denied ordering any destruction in anyway.
He said “We did not permit anybody to go for any destruction.”
According to him, “If they allege it is PDP and have evidence, they can go to court. We don’t do politics of posters in PDP, we have gone beyond that, we are law abiding and that is why we have restricted our posters to our office.”