A couple of days to the lead of the governorship and state assembly election , the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Gombe State, Usman Nafada, has claimed that the resistance All Progressive Congress (APC) plans to utilize the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) against his party.
Mr Nafada issued the alarm in a press proclamation marked by the Chairman Media and Publicity Committee of the PDP Campaign Council in the state, Dahiru Kera.
According to the announcement, the APC, “through the sponsorship of the central government are intending to utilize security offices to threaten, badger and even capture our individuals with the aim of making apprehension and putting the PDP at a burdened position amid the election”.
The APC has rejected the allegation.
But Mr Nafada asserted that, “In Gombe State, SARs authorities host been capturing our gathering men and we are conscious of a data that plans have been finished up to utilize the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) notwithstanding what was utilized before to clasp down on PDP individuals amid this approaching elections”.
“As the 2019 Governorship and State House of Assembly decisions draws nearer, I need to recognize our supporters and the whole individuals of Gombe State for their flexibility and remaining by in our endeavors to build up our Darling State to our ideal status and for age yet unborn.
“It is in the light of this, that I need to draw the consideration of our people and each one of those that have good intentions for our condition of a furtive move to invade Gombe State with unlawful hired fighters with the expectation of frustrating the desire of the general population amid the governorship and state get together races on Saturday ninth March, 2019.”It will be reviewed that the restriction All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state, helped by wrongfully sent security operators have scared, pestered and even captured a portion of our solid individuals just to debilitate our help before the Presidential and National Assembly election.
“We are aware of a data that, plans have been closed to utilize the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) notwithstanding what was utilized before to cinch down on PDP individuals amid this anticipated elections”
Those who need to utilize security offices to deny us of our order ought to have a reexamine on the grounds that our people are completely arranged to practice their establishment and similarly ensure their command. We’ve seen same amid the last decision where APC stalwarts were moving starting with one nearby government then onto the next with full furnished security men. We are not prepared to acknowledge that amid the up and coming surveys,” he said.
When reached, the representative of the police in the state, Mary Malum, essentially stated: “I am not aware of anything like that. Be that as it may, I will affirm and return to you”.
Meanwhile, the APC representative, Lanre Isa-Onilu, has dismissed Mr Nafada’s allegations.
He additionally called him “an attention seeker”.”Anyone can say what they like,” he revealed to PREMIUM TIMES. “I can’t be reacting to such ‘plural’ explanation like this once more. Indeed, even Secondus (PDP director), I have quit reacting to him any longer. They (PDP) need consideration and I can’t be the one that would give them the attention.”
“The APC did not utilize security to vanquish a serving representative looking for Senate situate (Dakwambo) in a free and reasonable race. In the event that a serving representative couldn’t make himself a congressperson in one zone of the state, we don’t need to utilize security to win race in a state like Gombe,” he said.