APC directs members in Adamawa to defy curfew

Lai Mohammed

The All Progressives Congress has directed its members and supporters in Adamawa State to defy the curfew imposed by the state police command.

The APC described the curfew as unlawful.

The Adamawa Police Commissioner, Gabriel Adaji, had on Friday addressed journalist​s​ in Yola, the capital city, announcing the imposition of a dusk-to-dawn curfew​,​ beginning Sunday to Tuesday.

Mr. Adaji said the decision was taken at a crucial inter-agency security meeting and was aimed ​at​ curtail​ing​ the breakdown of law and order.

He said the decision was taken “to avert some nasty experiences encountered when the Presidential elections result was announced whe​n​ miscreants hijacked the celebrations”.

He said the “the police will enforce the dusk-to-dawn curfew and anyone found wanting will be dealt with”.

But in a swift response via a statement issued in Lagos on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the APC said there was no threat to security in the state to warrant the imposition of curfew.

It said the Presidential and National Assembly elections were held without incident or declaration of curfew, wondering what warranted the unlawful curfew declaration.

”Imposing an unlawful curfew with effect from when voting ends on ‎Saturday is suspect and unacceptable. We are therefore asking all our members and supporters to ignore the curfew, come out en masse to vote and also stay back to defend their votes,” APC said.


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  • Okon Edeme Williams

    Only God knows the type of government Nigeria will have from 29 May. APC may have won the presidential election but with its many lies and distortions it will have a hard time winning the trust of the Nigerian peiople.

    • I Hate Sycophant Truly

      From the piece above I see know trace of lie but only on the comment you just wrote. How will you impose a curfew when there is no break down of law and order? During and after the 28th March elections there was no incidence of violence reported from that state. What the police chief need to do now if there’s any information on possibility of breakdown of law and order is to increase their security coverage and be alert to their professional work rather than playing into the hands of politicians.

      • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

        You will wait for the breakdown of law and order before you take action? What if you have information and try to be proactive to save a SINGLE LIFE?

        • Ogom

          Rubbish. They want to rig.

        • I Hate Sycophant Truly

          A curfew can only be declared if there’s breakdown of law and order. If you do so, you’re going against the constitution.

    • Strong System

      No matter what APC does it can never win the trust of those who voted base on sentiment.

  • Sir Isadok

    One wonders what kind of government APC will bring when it advises its supporters to constantly disobey laws. Lai Muhammed is not a security operative the last time I checked and cannot gauge the risk level in Adamawa to advise his party supporters to defy a curfew. One hopes and prays the new government at the center does not plunge the nation in needless crisis because of its uncanny proclivity for defiance. It is also worrisome to think of what would happen when Nigerians decide to defy the APC-led government of Gen. Buhari. Those who love Nigeria should start finding a better job for Alhaji Lai Mohammed so he stops flaming the embers of discord in the country in the name of politics. APC is now a ruling party and should start seeing itself as such and stop behaving as if it is opposing itself. I am just passing by abeg. I no fit shout

    • babatope

      Make una shut up! What kind of curfew on election day is pdpigs police trying to impose in APC strong hold bcos they want ribadun to win by hook orr crook. Your brain is covered with sentiments

    • babatope

      APC is not a ruling party.. it’s a governing party. Point of correction.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      APC was right, The Adamawa government has already reversed the curfew!

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  • burning spear

    Obama it was who rigged the elections in favour of Buhari via Jega-That is an undisputable fact-Sadly No day passes without APC scaring the public with their yeye discoveries———-Jonathan wants to rig the elections—-in lagos—the next day the skull of He goats have been seen dancing in aso rock—-with madam Jonathan——-Mama Peace has hired a trailer load of Yorubas—-and Fulanis to rig elections in Kaduna and Rivers—–state———The state police commissioner—was seen—dancing with the spirit of egbesu fighters—-in Okrika—-But nothing on how Obama and the CIA imposed certificate less Buhari on us–Nigerians are in for some big- big trouble—APC will empty the vault and blame all on Jonathan—it will be stealing unlimited——-they have nothing to offer Nigeria———what we have is (try yr luck government)–kalokalo people-certificate forgers and drug–addicts in power—U take laws unto yr hand by asking the electorates to defy curfew imposed to protect the citizens of that state—-what a shame

  • TRUTH MASTER

    The Government of Adamawa has issued a statement against the curfew, saying it never declared any curfew. Since the police have no right to declare any curfew, it is null and void. APC was right after all!

  • Total

    That is what APC is known for. Impunity, irresponsibility and hooliganism. Directing your supporters to ignore or defy a constituted authority protected by the law to act in the interest of peace is stupidly carried too far. The governor will be a f,ol not deal decisively with defaulters. Nonsense.

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