The attention of PDP loyalists under the aegis of Coalition of Katsina PDP Support Groups has been drawn to the ongoing smear campaign engaged by APC to discredit the effort made by Zamfara State Governor, His Excellency Muhammed Bello (Matawallen Maradun), who work tirelessly and contributed immensely to the successful return of the abducted 344 GSSS Kankara students.
APC as the party which specializes in propaganda has downplayed the role played by Matawallen Maradun towards the peaceful negotiation that lead to the safe release of Kankara boys. The party instead of appreciating the governor is busy insinuating that it has an intelligence report of a northwestern governor who is aiding and covering the activities of bandits, this to say the least, is unfortunate.
As a matter of fact, we all know there is peace deal with Bandits in Zamfara State as well as in Katsina State, in fact, Katsina State had undergone two separate peace deal under the leadership of Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari. So, Zamfara should not be blamed and Katsina spared for engaging in peace deal with bandits which was done mainly with the aim of finding a lasting solution to kidnapping and banditry in these states. Pointing an accusing finger on one State simply because it is a PDP controlled state is unacceptable and uncalled for. The current security situation spare neither APC nor PDP members, as such, there is urgent need to put all hands on deck in tackling this menace, politicizing the issue would not augur well at this trying times. APC supporters should rather channel their energy in calling the federal government to continue providing all necessary support to our men of security since the security architecture lies in the hands of federal not state government.
The Coalition of Katsina State PDP Support Groups commend and applaud the effort of His Excellency Mutawallen Maradun for bringing succour to Katsina State parents by rescuing their teeming children abducted in GSSS Kankara, and to all that contributed in one way or the other, especially our gallant security officers, who didn’t relent until these boys were handed over to Katsina State government safely.
Signed:Hon. Hamza Jibia Director General