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Sokoto APC Alleges Traditional Rulers were Detained on Eve of Election

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Musa Ubandawaki Sokoto

Sokoto State Chapter of the Àll Progressives Congress (APC) has observed with grave concern, the political recklessness of the PDP administration in Sokoto State.

The state APC chairman Hon Isah Sadeeq Achida made the state in a release made available to journalists, saying the administration has total disregard for Traditional Rulers beyond reasonable limits.

He said on the eve of the Presidential and National Assembly Elections, three District Heads were invited to the State Government House by their Local Government council Chairmen, ostensibly to attend a meeting with Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

The chairman said reports reaching the APC leadership indicated that on their arrival, the District Heads that includes, including Arkilla and Wajake in Wamakko Local Government, as well as Tsamiya in Tureta Local Government area, were detained in one of the offices in the Government House as the Presidential and National Assembly elections lasted.

According to the statement, the singular act will go down in the history of Sokoto State, as an act of Political brigandage of the highest proportion.

 “This represents irreparable damage to our image as a society that holds the custodians of its history, culture, and Religion with great respect.” stated the APC chairman.

“We have reliably learned that the District Heads were detained in the Government House on suspicion that on Election Day, they would render Political support and assistance to the APC.”

“As a party that defends democracy and freedom of expression, we would like to condemn in the strongest term, this wanton display of power and crude abandonment of administrative and legal processes”.

“While we do not intend to hold brief for the Traditional Rulers, we share in their grief and call on the Sokoto State Government to investigate this matter urgently.”

 “People are still asking, when did the Sokoto Government House become a Detention Center? Steps must be taken to avert the further occurrence of unfortunate acts,” Achida added.

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