- Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara state has condemned the attack on his convoy by supporters of his political opponents
- The governor, however, urged his supporters not to retaliate to avoid crisis in the state
Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara state has condemned attack on his convoy by some All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters who are loyalists to aggrieved governorship aspirants in the state.
Yari, in a statement issued on Sunday, September 16, in Gusau by Malam Ibrahim Dosara, his special adviser on media and public enlightenment, cautioned his loyalists to desist from revenge.
He urged people of the state to be law-abiding citizens and avoid any form of violence in the name of politics.
“Any law-abiding citizen needs to respect the peaceful atmosphere concerning politics in Zamfara," he said.
The governor said that his administration had done a lot to stop loyalists and all youths, especially supporters of APC, from engaging in any activity that would endanger the peace among political associations and parties.
He urged politicians to enlighten their supporters on peace and stability in relations to all political associations and gatherings
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some APC supporters had attacked the governor’s convoy at Lalan Roundabout in Gusau on Sunday as he was travelling to Kaduna.
The seven aggrieved governorship hopefuls including the deputy governor, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala, had organised a rally in Gusau on Sunday, where a multitude of their supporters turned out to receive them.
While the rallying aspirants and their supporters were coming into town,they ran into the governor’s convoy and the irate attacked the governor’s motorcade destroying glasses. However, the quick intervention of the mobile police and governor’s security details who fired gunshots in the air, dispersed the mob.
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NAN reports that calm has since been restored in the state capital after the confrontation.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Abdul’aziz Yari declared his intention to contest for Zamfara West senatorial seat ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The governor will seek to upstage Senator Ahmad Sani-Yarima who is serving his third term as senator representing Zamfara west.
Yari, who announced this when he spoke to newsmen in Gusau on Monday, September 10, said he was contesting for the seat because of the interest he has in legislative process, and to serve his people.
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