PRP, PDP fingered in vandalization of Buhari, Elrufai billboards*
A group, the Buhari 2019 supporters Movement has accused thugs suspected to be working for PRP’s candidate of Kaduna Central, Senator Shehu Sani and PDP kingpins of destroying Buhari/Elrufai 2019 campaign posters.
The Buhari Movement, which raised the alarm in a media statement it issued to newsmen in Kaduna on Friday, said it has found out that PRP’s candidate, Senator Shehu Sani and his friends in the PDP were behind that “late night destruction of campaign billboards of our beloved President Buhari and those of Governor Nasir Ahmed Elfurai”.
The group took exception to the use of what it described as “pedestrian political tactics of destroying opponents’ billboards in the city and even on the highways”.
The group said it was worrisome that “while all hands are on deck to ensure that 2019 elections were guided by political maturity and respect for the rule of law, some elements within the opposition are doing exactly the opposite here in Kaduna”.
The group then declared: “We are appalled that there seems to be a deliberate attempt to resort to the use of thuggery as part of a calculated attempt to scuttle the peaceful and orderly 2019 elections, as envisaged by both INEC, local and international democratic institutions. It is unacceptable that Kaduna State is being subtly used as the experimental Guinea Pig by suspected agents of political destabilization as we approach the general elections”.
The group urged opposition politicians in the State to “resist the temptation of creating disorder as a means of scuttling the forthcoming elections, saying we all have a duty to safeguard our democratic future, or to truncate it by abandoning the rule of law”.