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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