PDP Raises Concern Over Resurgent Attacks in Southern Kaduna Ahead of Polls

By Alabidun Shuaib AbdulRahman

The Kaduna State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed concern over the recent surge in attacks in Southern Kaduna, ahead of the gubernatorial and House of Assembly polls scheduled for March 18.

In a statement issued by Felix Hyat, the Chairman of the PDP in Kaduna State, the party said the resurgence of banditry in the region in the last few days was alarming and called for serious concern.

According to Hyat, the timing and nature of the attacks, particularly after a period of relative peace, was suspicious and could be a ploy to scare, displace, and suppress the votes of the people of Southern Kaduna.

Hyat urged the security agencies to be more proactive and decisive in the face of the threat to the survival of the people and democracy in the state.

He also called on the people to remain calm and vigilant, by reporting any suspicious movements in their areas to the appropriate authorities.

The party leader advised the people of the region against taking the laws into their own hands and creating a reason for the outbreak of violence in the area, or the imposition of punitive security measures that could lead to the postponement, cancellation, or manipulation of the elections in the zone.

The PDP Chairman urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to be disturbed by the recent security developments in Southern Kaduna.

He stated that the people of the zone remained unshaken in their resolve to be peaceful and participate in the upcoming elections, regardless of any level of provocation.

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