Atiku Condemns Unwarranted, Unprovoked Attack On Zamfara
Demands investigation, prosecution of culprits
President and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar has condemned what he described as the unwarranted and unprovoked attack on Zamfara State PDP Congress by some thugs.
According to Wazirin Adamawa, the development is a “bad omen for our democracy and free and fair elections in the country”, adding that “there was no justification for violently attacking members of the opposition by thugs.”
Atiku, who reacted to the incident through his media office in Abuja, said “these kinds of criminal activities should not be tolerated by either the leaders of the ruling party or the opposition.”
In a statement signed by Paul Ibe, the former Vice President said that “Such open lawlessness by suspected supporters of the ruling party is an invitation to anarchy which will create conditions that make free and fair elections difficult.”
He urged the Inspector General of Police to take immediate action towards ensuring the arrest and prosecution of those involved in the violent attack on the Zamfara State PDP members and supporters, adding that the police should be politically neutral in law enforcement in the country.
For him, the neutrality of the Police and other security agencies would ensure that Nigerians, especially members of the ruling party do not have the impression that they are above the law.
The former Number two man warned that refusal to arrest and prosecute those involved in the untoward incident will “encourage future impunity”, stressing that “no group of people should feel unprotected from thuggery because of their political affiliation”.