PDP Gov candidate’s house set ablaze in Kano

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano, Abba Yusuf, has revealed that his house was been set ablaze on Monday.

Yusuf also accused members of ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) of committing the act.

A statement by the spokesperson of the candidate, PDP, alleged that the attack was carried out by over 60 thugs led by Junaidu Abdulamid, a personal assistant to the APC state chairman, Abdullahi Abbas.

Dawakin-tofa said another staunch supporter of the APC chairman, Habibu Dandayis, was also among the attackers.

He said the house which was converted into a political office is located at No. 36 Chiranchi quarters in Gwale Local Government Area of Kano State.

“During the attack, the thugs set the house ablaze and razed it down to ashes and vandalized a Volkswagen Golf – III model with registration number NSR 237 AE.

In a separate statement, the Kano APC accused PDP supporters of attacking APC members and other residents of Kano metropolis during the PDP presidential rally held in the state capital on Sunday.

A statement signed by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Muhammad Garba, on Sunday stated that PDP members on Saturday night destroyed APC campaign materials and injured the party’s supporters including the son of the APC state chairman, Abdullahi Abbas.

The commissioner warned that government will not fold its arms and allow few disgruntled elements forment trouble.

Also, the Kano State Police Command said on Monday that it arrested 28 suspected political thugs during the PDP presidential rally in the state.

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