2023: Forum Raises Alarm Over Destruction Of APC Campaign Billboards In Bauchi
By Samuel Luka, Bauchi
A member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bauchi, Rt. Hon Ukkasha Hamza has raised alarm over the destruction of campaign billboards of a Guber aspirant under his party, Malam Nura Manu Soro by thugs.
Hon. Hamza’s alarm is coming barely a day after Governor Bala Mohammed of the state pledged an enabling campaign atmosphere for all the opposition parties in Bauchi.
Hon. Ukkasha Hamza who is also the Chairman APC Youth Progressive Forum made this known while addressing a press conference at the Correspondents’ Chapel Secretariate Bauchi on Wednesday.
In his text tagged: “Increasing BAUCHI Political thuggery and the urgent need to protect political opponents in the state”, Ukkasha said he was prompted to address Journalists on the unfortunate incidence of increasing attacks on the opposition parties in the state.
He alleged that the attacks on the opposition Parties, particularly the All Progressives Congress in Bauchi under the watch of the Peoples Democratic party in the state need urgent action on the thugs and their sponsors.
The APC member said historically, Bauchi is known and described across the length and breath of Nigeria as pace-setter that laid standard for politics and politicians on the direction to follow.
He said creation, Bauchi State and her politicians have been at the forefront and have dominated political scenes in the country both in terms of elections and by federal appointments, making it a leading State and a political tutor to others.
Hon Ukkasha said it was necessary for him as a bonafide citizen and son of Bauchi soil to draw the attention of Governor Bala Mohammed on the need for his government to address the problem, as the country edges towards the 2023 elections.
“The scenes of destruction of billboards and campaign posters of Nura manu Soro led by unknown persons stand Condemnable and unfortunate”, he said.
The Chairman of the APC Youth Progressive Forum said the incident is coming at the time Nura Manu Soro and other opposition aspirants has every constitutional rights to contest for any elective post of their choices in line with the Nigerian constitution.
Ukkasha who lamented the situation, said, if care is not taken, it will no doubt spell doom for the upcoming political activities in the State, hence the need for the Governor to take urgent action to stabilize the polity.
The APC member pleaded with the commissioner of Police and the Director of the State Security Services, other security agencies in the state to ensure the arrest and prosecution of the culprits and their sponsors to serve as deterrence to others.
Hon. Ukkasha while condemning the act, appealed on the authorities concerned to nip it in the bud as its recurrence will pitch the parties and the politicians against each other and denied the State of any meaning development.
“The Governor as a beneficiary of opposition must protect Bauchi long ancestral heritage where power and money does not win elections for aspirants.
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