All Progressives Congress (APC) Zamfara Chapter, Senator Kabiru Marafa’s faction, under the Chairmanship of Sirajo Garba Maikatako, has condemned the Monday attack on members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by hoodlums.

“we received with shock the news of violence meted on opposition PDP during the Party’s congress in Gusau, the capital city of Zamfara State, on 27th December, 2021. We are more worried that official statements attributed to the spokesperson to the Deputy Governor of Zamfara State who is one of the leading figures of PDP in the state associated the action with the ruling APC in the state”. the statement read in part

“Although the statement pointed the accusing finger at thugs mobilised by Governor Bello Matawalle’s camp of APC, we are using this medium to disassociate and distance the Senator Marafa-led faction of APC from this undemocratic act against opposition groups. It is on record that Senator Kabiru Marafa (CON) is an advocate of rule of law and the principle of “live and let others live” from the testimonies of his stewardship as Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the leading figure of APC in Zamfara State”. it added

The leadership of Senator Marafa’s faction of the APC, therefore condemned in totality the reported action against opposition PDP in the state and said, they consider the action as barbaric, savage, desperate and primitive.

“We also call on the leadership of the Police at State, Zonal and National levels to thoroughly investigate the matter and make the perpetrators and their sponsors face appropriate wrath of the law”. APC pleaded

According to the Statement the APC Chairman, Alh. Sirajo Maikatako called on the police to use incidence as a red flag and be on alert to avoid the future reoccurrence of what they described as cowardly act of desperate politicians without fear or favour.

“As democrats, we commend the conduct of the opposition PDP on the maturity exhibited in the face of violence and managing the situation. We also congratulate them on holding the congresses and emerging with the new Party leadership in the state”

“Notwithstanding, we hope that the new leadership of PDP in the state will in due course understand the progressive ideals of APC especially the commitment of Senator Marafa of building bridges beyond party affiliations to rescue Zamfara State from the grip of insecurity”. Maikatako stated.