The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has outrightly condemned attacks on members of the party in Zamfara State.
Reports that the PDP governorship candidate in the state, Dauda Lawal, had said that he and other members of the party were attacked by suspected political thugs last week Friday.
Lawal, in a statement on Sunday by his campaign office, claimed that he and his entourage were attacked by the thugs allegedly sponsored by the Bello Matawalle-led government while entering Gusau.
He claimed that the unfortunate attack led to the death of one of the PDP members, while several others were injured.
Reacting to the sad incident via his Twitter account on Monday, Atiku said that the attack was an attempt to scuttle the lawful right of Nigerians to assemble peacefully.
While condoling with the Zamfara State chapter of the party over the loss, the former vice president pledged his support in ensuring justice for victims.
He wrote, “I have received reports of coordinated attacks on members of our great party, the PDP, by thugs in Zamfara State, which reportedly led to the death of one of our members.
“I condemn these attacks in entirety because it is an attempt to scuttle the lawful right of Nigerians to assemble peacefully and a direct attempt to suppress the legitimate campaigns of the PDP in the state.
“I reassure the Zamfara State PDP of my support, and most importantly, my heart goes out to the PDP family in Zamfara and the friends and loved ones of victims of this attack”.