The Sokoto State All Progressives Congress Campaign Council has re-emphasised its commitment to embarking on an electioneering campaign without violence despite intense provocation from the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Chairman of Publicity for Sokoto State All Progressives Congress Campaign Council, Dr. Danladi Bako, said speaking to newsmen after a Campaign Council meeting, on Thursday evening, Leader of the APC in Sokoto State and a former Governor of the state, Sen. Aliyu Magatakarda Wammako, rejected any kind of insinuation or allegations to the effect that the APC as a Party was responsible for the increased repeated violent clashes and counter-clashes during political campaigns in the last one month within the state.
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He spoke after a caucus meeting held on the outcome of a briefing by the heads of security agencies with political parties in the state attended by State All Progressives Congress Chairman Alhaji Isa Sadiq Achida. It would be recalled that violent clashes have become a regular occurrence within the state recently to the extent that Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar only a few days ago also called on politicians to carry out their campaigns in a peaceful and violence-free environment.
Sen. Wammako, who is also the All Progressives Congress Senatorial candidate for Sokoto South Senatorial, zone reassured party faithful, residents and the general public of the party’s resolve to commit itself to a very peaceful electioneering campaign. He called on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to endeavor to disarm its youth wing and educate them on the need for peace and tranquility as we approach the general elections.
“The All Progressives Congress as a party is made up of decent and peace loving citizens and we encourage all residents of Sokoto to abhor violence and embrace peace during this period and in future,” Wammako said. The caucus meeting was attended by the Director General of the All Progressives Congress Campaign and Minister of Police Affairs Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi and other party bigwigs.