Attack On Peter Obi Support Group: Redeploy Katsina State Commissioner Of Police Now - Labour Party
Videos of the disruption of a good governance march by the various Peter Obi support groups had gone viral on Social media Monday.
A statement signed by Comrade Arabambi Abayomi, National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party (LP) said the attack on the innocent and law abiding supporters of Peter Obi and Yusuf Baba Ahmed is a declaration of war on the Labour Party.
The statement read; "Our party attention was drawn to a mercilessly co-ordinated assault and attack by the military wing of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Kastina State Chapter on the peace loving Obedient political movement supporters of the Mr Peter Gregory Obi, the incoming President of the federal republic of Nigeria come may 29th 2022.
"It is fast getting very much clearer that the APC has officially adopted violent attacks on LP's Presidential Candidate support group across the States of the Nation. LP finds this trend quite unacceptable and condemn the growing terrorism of APC in virtually some APC controlled State in the Nation.
"Once again, LP has to re- emphasis the fact that no one political party has a monopoly of crude and organized violence.
"It is an irony that a sitting Governor who has earlier so pompously claimed that Peter Obi is not known beyond the South East has been caught up by retributive justice to be frustrated into violence by the shear strong, heavy and frightening huge crowd of loyal willing supporters of Peter right in the center of his self - deluded political safe - zone.
"One simply hopes that the security agencies will not continue to appear helpless as this chain of planned and choreographed violence are visited relentlessly on the LP Presidential support groups all over the States under APC in the Country.
"With the ongoing level of insecurity to properties and lives of the people in Katsina as a result of banditry, mass killings, very many rampant and audacious cases of kidnappings in this Katsina State, it is quite disheartening that rather than try to confront these large scale terrors, the Government of Katsina chose to ignore insurgency only to get busy in using weapons of destruction against the harmless and peaceful Obedient supporters.
"The APC that has technically surrendered to the Insurgents as it opted for begging and negotiating with the terror groups finds it so appropriate to visit innocent Citizens with official terror as it fails woefully at protecting the lives and properties of the Katsina State residents who live in daily fear of terrorists.
"How could this very clueless and incompetent Government of APC win the war against the ever growing band of kidnappers, when the arms bought with tax payers money are simply shared to APC party thugs and hoodlums.
"The APC Federal and State Governments are cancers in the seat of Governance everywhere they are ruling. In Katsina State at the moment for a Citizen to travel from one town or village to another is a matter of life and death because of the danger posed by the terrorists who appear to have tactical cover and support from the APC Government.
"This increasing violence being employed by the APC Governments in the Nation is so much smelling (sic) of political conspiracy within the rank and file of APC and it confirms the wide suspicion that APC covers, sustains and indirectly empower terror in the Nation.
"It is well that APC has chosen to from this early… show its intentions to grow political violence in the Country ahead of the 2023 elections which translates to mean that the SECURITY AGENCIES should not begin to think that excuses and or alibis would do when the come eventually become the come and the chips are down.
"LP is here and now putting it on record that there is fast approaching a time when LP will not be able to control the anger of its loyal supporters who are always the direct victims of the APC organized violence.
"Notwithstanding the crude ways and means of APC, it is quite clearly and loudly shown by the Voting Public that the people have finally and irreversibly decided to effect a change in Aso Rock in the coming election and intimidations and harassment can not help APC in anyway. Nigeria and Nigerians are tired of a crippled Governance by the APC and are are now fully prepared to take their Nation back from APC.
"Though it may be unbearable for the dying and decaying APC not to be too much receptive of the current political reality that Peter Obi/Datti has fully become a political tsunami in view of the fact that their Presidential Candidacy is now fully supported by over 33million registered voters… a figure that daily increases which can before the next election cross the figure of 60milliom.
"Because this clear massive support is unprecedented and never seen in the past in Nigeria, and such support cuts across religion and tribe, the Obi/Datti phenomenon right now directly points to its making a political history new and unseen before in Nigeria.
"Labour party hereby called for the immediate redeployment of the Kastina State Commissioner of police so that he can be reminded that he is an officer of the Nigeria Police and not State Police of Kastina State." the statement concluded.