The Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that policemen attached to the government house confiscated the official vehicle of their chairman.
The party further claimed that the driver of the vehicle was detained for several hours at the government house.
In a statement signed by Yusuf Idris Gusau, the Publicity Secretary of the party, it was revealed that the incident took place in Gusau, the state capital.
The police, who had covertly trailed the driver, intercepted the vehicle with the intention of taking it away.
According to the statement, “They explained that they were asked by the Commissioner of Police in the state to recover the vehicle and take it to the Police Command Headquarters in Gusau, only for them to divert to the government house after forcing the driver to change the route.”
The driver was then reportedly detained at the government house for an extended period without any explanation, until he was eventually released.
The APC strongly believes that this incident represents a joint effort orchestrated by both the police and the state government, targeting the APC and its members, particularly the chairman who may have been the victim of this unfortunate act.
The party demands an unreserved written apology from both the police and the state government, emphasizing that such behavior is entirely unacceptable. They also seek an assurance that their members will not be subjected to further harassment.
Concerns about the safety of the Zamfara APC Chairman and his family are raised, as their movements are being monitored.
The APC alerts the security agencies to this development, stating that if any harm befalls the chairman, they will hold the Zamfara State Government House Police, as well as any other individuals or entities implicated, responsible.
In conclusion, the APC condemns the confiscation of their chairman’s official vehicle, calling for an apology for such action. They urge the relevant security agencies to take note of the potential danger faced by the chairman and his family.