The All Progressives Congress, Adamawa state chapter is threatening to write an official complain against governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for issuing threat to one of its chieftains, Husseini Gambo Nakura over a leaked audio which allegedly recorded the threatening Nakura.
The party through its Public Relations Officer, Muhammed Abdullahi, said it took the resolution during a stakeholders meeting over the weekend.
” We are worried over the threat to live of ordinary citizens coming from those in Government.
” The Governor who is the chief security officer of the state was captured in an audio communication that went viral, threatening to deal with the Chairman of Adamawa Concern Citizens, Alh. Hussaini Gambo Nakura.”
Nakura had in an interview with a local online platform, Voice of Arewa, accused the governor of hoarding foodstuff meant to be distributed to the public as COVID-19 palliative in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Shortly after, an audio recording went viral with the governor’s voice allegedly threatening to deal with Nakura.
The party said the voice was no doubt of the governor while calling on the government to apologies and stop trying to deny the threat.
” It is unfortunate that the Director of Media and Communication to the governor Mr. Solomon Kumangar is denying the audio even with the uniqueness of the voice of the caller just to rubbish the opposition and divert peoples attention from the shameful act.
” We say no to the concocted lies and urge the State government to stop further threats to lives of ordinary innocent citizens and wake up to their responsibility of protecting the security of lives and property of citizens as enshrined in the constitution which the Governor swore to uphold.”
The leading opposition party said it will officially write to the Governor through its Legal Adviser and demand for an apology for threatening the live of its Party stalwart while it explore the option of seeking for redress in a court of law.
The statement also condemned in totality the wanton looting and vandalization of both government and private properties in the state by hoodlums.
” We want to call on the good people of our dear state most especially the youth who are leaders of tomorrow to embrace peace and remain law abiding, stressing that looting, stealing, destroying property and lawlessness is not in our culture.
” We shouldn’t allow others with unpatriotic tendencies to influence us. Let’s unite and make Adamawa a peaceful state irrespective of our political differences, religious affiliation or ethnic considerations,” the statement added.
The party also said “this unprovoked massive vandalism and looting of private and public properties in the state is a negative tendency that can only spell doom for the state”.
” We commiserate with the Government and good people of Adamawa State over the unfortunate incident of the past few days.
” We strongly condemned the action of those who took the law into their hands and went on a looting spree of government warehouses and offices of state and federal government agencies.
” We felt much more concern because the theft and looting was extended to the property of innocent individuals who are helping in the economic growth of the state.”
The party however, blamed the government for the breakdown of law and order stressing that had the government handled sharing of the COVID-19 palliatives sent to the state in a transparent manner, such ugly incident would have been avoided.