ACCEPT OUR HARDSHIP AS TEST FROM GOD – ZAMFARA APC

The Zamfara chapter of the All Progressives Congress has said that whatever challenges they are facing under the Peoples Democratic Government administration in the state are a test from God.

The party also condemned “the arrest and detention” of its members in the state.

The state chairman of the party, Lawal Liman, spoke in Gusau on Thursday while meeting with the 14 local government chairmen elected on the platform of the party in the state.

He described the APC members’ arrests as “political witch hunt” by the state government.

Liman noted that members of the party had been “facing harassment, intimidation and threats from the government.”

According to him, the meeting was summoned to discuss various issues affecting the party, “especially the current challenges of harassment and intimidation” that members of the party are facing in the state.

“I commend APC members in the state for their resilience in supporting the party in spite of the the threats, intimidation and harassment from the present administration in the state under the Peoples Democratic Party.

“I am appealing to members of the APC in Zamfara to consider the challenges as a test from God.

“We are not discouraged on what is happening to our members, APC supporters remain intact in Zamfara under the leadership of Alhaji Abdul’aziz Yari,” he said.

“You know it is normal in politics for members of the opposition parties to face such challenges.

“In spite of the challenges, APC maintains its position as the strongest political party in this state,” he added.

Liman called on the courts and security agencies in the state to avoid being used by politicians.

He said the APC members will continue to play politics in line with the provisions of the constitution, and will remain law abiding and avoid anything that would lead to disruption of peace and stability in the state.

DPH NEWS gathered that the state Secretary, APC Publicity Committee, Ibrahim Danmalikin-Gidangoga, was arraigned on Tuesday before Upper Shariah Court 1, Gusau, over alleged defamation and incitement,

The Court also on Wednesday remanded the immediate past Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Bello Dankande, over alleged kidnapping and cattle rustling charges.

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