A group, under the aegis of Southern Mandate of Nigeria (SMN) has condemned an attack on some politicians believed to be loyalists of the former governor of Kano State and the Senator representing Kano Central Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
Recall that there was a reported case of attack on some politicians at the weekend during Sallah Durbar ceremony in Kano.
In a statement signed Sunday in Abuja by the SMN National Coordinator Comrade Ikonomwan, the group said the development does not represent the true meaning and intent of democracy.
Notable among the politicians attacked according to the statement include the former Secretary to the State Government Engr. Rabiu Suleiman Bichi, former Chief of Staff, among other supporters of the former governor.
“We, members of Southern Mandate of Nigeria wish to condemn in strong terms the increasing political violence in APC Kano State chapter. This trend portends great danger for APC in the State. Undoubtedly, this is happening between a political godson and godfather.
“This development does not represent the true meaning and intent of democracy. Violence is alien to modern day democracy. In every democratic setting peace and dialogue is the best way to resolve every issue.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is a peace loving leader. We suspect that the culprit want to play eye service to impress some powerful forces who want to tarnish the good image of Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and portray him in a bad light before Mr. President and the general public. It is obvious that this evil act is a clear attempt to intimidate and distract Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso from realizing his political dreams”
The group, however, called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Working Committee (NWC) of APC to put machinery in place to stop what is described as “ugly trend” in Kano state, saying “Those behind this dastardly act should be brought to book and sanctioned appropriately.”