Atiku flays attack on Zamfara PDP congress
Seeks probe, prosecution of culprits
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has condemned the attack on Zamfara State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) congress by thugs, describing it as a bad omen for the country’s democracy and credible elections in the country.
According to a statement by Paul Ibe of Atiku Media Office, Abuja, such brazen lawlessness by suspected supporters of the ruling party is an invitation to anarchy, which will create conditions that make free and fair elections difficult.
Reacting to what he called “unwarranted and unprovoked attack” through his media office in Abuja, the PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 election said there was no justification for violently attacking members of the opposition by thugs.
Either the leaders of the ruling party or the opposition should not tolerate this kind of criminal activity, he added.
The former number two citizen called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, to take immediate action to ensure the arrest and prosecution of those involved in the violent attack on the Zamfara PDP members and supporters.
Atiku noted that the police should be politically neutral in law enforcement in the country, so that members of the ruling party might not be given the impression that they are above the law.
He explained that the refusal to arrest and prosecute those involved in the attack would encourage future impunity, adding that no group of people should feel unprotected from thuggery because of their political affiliation.