The Coalition of Katsina State PDP Support Groups has condemned in its entirety the persecution and detention of PDP leader and former governor of Katsina State, Barr Ibrahim Shehu Shema.
The D.G of the Coalition, Hon. Hamza Yunusa Jibia stated “It has become apparent for people of Katsina State to know that the persecution and harassment of ex-governor Shema by underperforming APC administration under the leadership of Aminu Bello Masari is doing nothing to develop the state but on a vendetta and political witch-hunt meant to destroy the good image and reputation of shema who left his footprints on Katsina’s sands of time.
Thus, it is not war against corruption but a deliberate act using EFCC to tarnish the image of Shema and keep him away from the 2019 political space even as the APC administration in Katsina found it difficult to compete with the sterling achievements recorded by the former governor while in office. Masari and his cohorts have therefore resort to harassment and intimidation of the former governor. Which is fated to fail. Katsina people know who has done everything to develop their state.
Hon. Yunusa Jibia added that “after wasting several millions of Katsina tax-payers huge amount of money on 30 different Committees to probe Shema administration, granted over 200 media interviews to call him a thief and continue to sponsor media trial against Shema, setting up Commission of Inquiry, sponsoring petitions to EFCC and ICPC; Governor Aminu Masari desperation to see his political opponent being treated unjust and unfair at any cost is glaring.
For clarity purpose, every Nigerian knows War on corruption is being labeled, centered and targeted only on the opposition, Shema in his part is not the only governor that handed power to APC administration; Kano, Bauchi, Sokoto and the other states also handed over power to APC in their respective States. Why are they not being persecuted as Shema’s is being witch-hunted in Katsina state?
Katsina people should be aware that Shema’s biggest offense is the recently organized PDP northwest mega rally in Katsina that proved APC failure, maladministration and incapacity in Katsina state which rattled Aminu Masari to connive with EFFC to detain Shema on a political witch-hunt and on trump up allegation which he has not been found guilty.
Shema will definitely come out stronger as what did not kill you, will only make you strong.
Tough times don’t last but tough men do!