Taraba State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused “frustrated politicians” in the state as the masterminds of Sunday’s violent protest that trailed the ruling of the Election tribunal.
It will be recalled that violent protests erupted last Sunday in Wukari in Local Government Area.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by the State Chairman of APC, Hassan Jika Ardo, the party stated that the intent of the penetrators was to stir religious violence in the state.
Ardo: “The leadership of the APC in Taraba state wishes to alert the public that the unfortunate eruption of violence on Sunday in Wukari in Local Government Area, following the news of judgement of the governorship election tribunal was premeditated action and orchestrate by frustrated politicians with the sole aim of creating chaos and uncertainty, ”
” We have information that the masterminds of the violence in Wukari are bent on spreading this violence to other local government areas of the state, such as Takum, Zing and Kurmi, with the sole intent to create discontent using religion to perpetuate chaos and lawlessness.”
The chairman further blamed the ill development on “selfish overlords of lawlessness and impunity who have usurped peoples right and privileges for generations”.
He appealed to the people to remain calm and law-abiding.
“APC in Taraba state will wish to remind all patriotic citizens of our dear state that irrespective of political differences, we are all one people and must strive to protect our unity and brotherhood for present and future generations,” he said.