Information reaching Honourable Armaya’u Abdulkadir’s encampment has it that, some individuals in the name of defilement of the Katsina State APC took to social media handle spreading rumours that riots and massive protests were observed in Dutsin-ma environs as APC imposes its own candidate.
This, we deem fit to call the attention of the general public and concerned stakeholders to note that no one imposes any candidate against the wish of the people/delegates of Dutsin-ma/Kurfi constituents.
What is happening is just like any normal political propaganda to make waves and stir unrest by some unscrupulous people, which we believe to have foreseen failure. We therefore called on all concerned to rubbish this cheap hoopla for we are ready to participate in the primaries and accept whatever outcome God has decreed.
The postponement of yesterday’s proposed primaries across the State was as a result of delay in submitting the names of the screened contestants on time. It has nothing to do with politicking as they wrongly insinuated.
It is often say that “when the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser”. This we considered and that’s why the A.Y campaign camp were not so surprised as to what is currently happening – telling lies to get the people’s sympathy.
On the other hand, the general public should be aware that; being Armaya’u Abdulkadir a bloodline of the Honourable Commissioner of Finance and an in-law to the State’s business mogul Alhaji Bara’u Mangal should not be a tool against his candidacy. In the race we have the incumbent member Honourable Danlami Kurfi, former Dutsin-ma Local Government Chairman Hon. Usman Abba Jaye, Alhaji Abubakar Mai Nasara among others. But why is it that only A.Y is their target? The answer is simple, because he is a brother to serving commissioner and an in-law to Mangal.
This we should consider as a political trend to smear the good name of the A.Y camp and create hatred between himself and his constituents.
All of the contestants are people’s choice, because everyone is being supported by a category of people. So we shouldn’t be deceived that a single contestant among them is the only one. They all are! A.Y in particular has been in fore front in philanthropic activities throughout his life and he the is only one among the contestants that has been in the opposition since 1999 from APP, ANPP, CPC and now the ruling APC.
We therefore as a matter of urgency condemn this inhumane act of propaganda, and called on people to always verify secondary information they are served with. The fate of Dutsin-ma/Kurfi constituents lies in our own hands altogether, and we must dare act accordingly and opposed constructively to make the system work.
Yusuf Umar Usman
Writes from Dutsin-ma