Security Agents Supervised Destruction Of My Campaign BillBoards – El-Rufai

Security agents on Friday night in Zaria and Sabon Gari local government areas of Kaduna State supervised and protected PDP hoodlums to destroy billboards and posters of my campaign, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Nasir el-Rufai has alleged.

In a press release issued in Kaduna, el-Rufai wondered why the police would supervise the destruction of his campaign billboard after the peace pact him and the incumbent governor signed.

According to the statement signed by his spokesman, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, el-Rufai said, “The PDP hoodlums destroyed all visible campaign materials and replaced them with those of Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, the incumbent governor.”

The statement said Zaria axis is an APC stronghold as demonstrated by the massive rallies the party held in Sabon-Gari and Zaria local governments.

“Conscious of their unpopularity, the PDP is now displaying posters of Yero that feature pictures of the APC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari. It is seen as an admission that the PDP’s own presidential candidate is not sellable to the electorate, but also a demonstration of the PDP’s affinity for deception.”

“In the said posters, Yero is paired with Buhari while Malam el-Rufai is axed with a red ink.

“In the course of Yero’s rally on Saturday that brought hired thugs from all parts of the state and beyond, dangerous weapons were freely flaunted and showcased with impunity in presence of security agents.

“Since the campaign for the 2015 elections started, Yero has been preaching intolerance and indulging in violence. At the launch of his campaign on 12 January, 2015, he announced that he had powers to stop el-Rufai from entering Kaduna or leaving his house, which he also threatened to demolish. The audio recording of that statement has gone viral,” the statement further read.

The governorship candidate also alleged that the PDP government in Kaduna State and their commissioned campaigners are presently inciting citizens of Kaduna State on religious and ethnic lines against the candidature of both Buhari and el-Rufai, adding, “They are also engaging in series of mudslinging aimed at branding APC and its candidates as violence oriented personalities. They are presently circulating leaflets branding Buhari as a hater of Christians along with el-Rufai.”

“We will continue to play issue-based politics despite all deliberate attempts and mischief to taint our image and popularity before the good people of Kaduna State. Neither the tons of illicit money they are spending to bribe voters nor the violent actions designed to intimidate and frighten citizens can save the PDP in Kaduna State from the coming electoral humiliation,” the statement concluded.

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