The Sokoto State Deputy Governor, Maniru Muhammad Dan’iya, has warned that any form of harassment and intimidation on the people by any political party in the state will no longer be tolerated.
The Deputy Governor stated this while inaugurating the State’s Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Main Contact and Mobilization Committee.
Dan Iya added that the people of Sokoto State are known to be peaceful and law-abiding and would remain so before, during and after the 2019 general elections.
He said the PDP in Sokoto would not fold its arms and allow some people claiming Federal Government backing to continue to harass and intimidate its supporters just to create fear in them for political advantage.
He called on PDP supporters in Sokoto to remain calm as all legal options were being pursued to see to the release of PDP members who were allegedly arrested.
Dan Iya further called on all the people of the State to rally round the Sokoto State Government in its efforts to maintain peace and tranquility in order to safeguard their children from politicians who are hell bent on using them as political thugs as general election draw nearer.
A statement by the press secretary to the Deputy Governor, Abdullahi Abubakar stated that the State PDP Main Contact and Mobilization Committee is Chaired by a PDP chieftain in the state, Dr Ummarun Kwabo.
The Deputy Governor, Hon.Maniru Muhammad Dan’iya takes charge of Sokoto Central, the Commissioner of Works, Usman Sulaiman (Dan Madamin Isa) is in charge of the Eastern Zone while Abubakar Dan Lawal will chair the third zone.