16th February, 2011
National Assembly PDP caucus from Zamfara, on Tuesday called for peaceful campaigns in the state towards the April general elections.
Sen. Sahabi Yau (PDP-Zamfara) who spoke on behalf of the group at a news conference in Abuja, said that the security situation in the state was worrisome.
He blamed the current insecurity situation in the state on the dangerous activities of some politicians.
â€œWe, therefore, call on the National Security Adviser, the Inspector General of Police, the State Security Service and other security organs to take note of these issues we have raised,â€ he said.
He said that there was no enmity between the political camps in the state but divergent political opinions and interests.
â€œAll democracies thrive and indeed draw their strength from different opinions. That is what gives democracy its verve,â€ he said.
â€œWe condemn in the strongest terms the destructive political activities of some politicians in the state as we enter the last stretch of campaigns,â€ he said.
He noted that the past leadership in the state had enjoyed tremendous support from all stakeholders without regards to political affiliations.
Yau said that since assumption of office, the present administration had been under incessant attacks.
He said that as members of the National Assembly representing the state, they would continue to accord respect to all well meaning sons and daughters from the state.
NAN reports that on Feb. 13, some political thugs went on rampage in Gusau, the state capital, causing mayhem.