The Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly and Chairman Northern Speakers forum, Ibrahim Yusuf Zailani, has expressed concern about what he called “a wild allegation” from the senatorial candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Muhammad Ali, alleging that the speaker has been contacted to cause confusion in the Saturday 18th March election.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani, the Speaker noted that
ordinarily such wild and unsubstantiated allegation does not worth being dignified with a response but to right the wrong to avoid good people of Kaduna State believing the falsehood.
The statement explained that the Speaker is a gentleman to the core that is loved by his people and too civilized to engage in such act of importing thugs to disrupt the election under whatever guise.
The statement added that the people of his constituents believe in his capability and he has always delivered dividiends of democracy to them.
“I wish to sound a note of caution to the former lawmaker to be guided in his unfounded allegations to avoid creating and inciting people into violence,” the statement explained.
The Speaker urged the security agencies to invite him for questioning and should be held responsible for any breakdown of law and order occasioned by his allegation.
He appealed to the people of Kaduna State to disregard such allegation for lack of substance and credibility, assuring that it is complete falsehood.
The statement assured that the speaker is committed to free, fair, credible and violence-free polls and urged all to come out and vote candidates of their choice without fear of any molestation.