By; ADAM MUH’D, Gusau
No fewer than 50 All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters in Gummi Local Government Area of Zamfara State who sustained various degrees of injury during the April 15 re-run election have cried out for help, saying they are languishing over lack of medical attention.
Investigations revealed that the APC supporters sustained injuries as a result of an alleged attack by People’s Democratic Party (PDP) supporters at various polling units during the election and after the election, were left unattended by the party, as well as key stakeholders.
Majority of the victims were critically ill and could not afford to have medical attention due to the poor financial status.
The spokesperson of the victims, Mohammed Sani Takori whose house was also destroyed during the election, in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday, described the situation as unfortunate, stressing that a party like APC sees no moral responsibility to its members as important.
Takori a former member of the House of Representatives, wondered how APC stakeholders, could not come to the aid of the victims morally and financially to seek for medical attention.
“It is shocking after, we wholeheartedly supported the APC candidate, Ahmad Usman Lancaster as a result of the encounter with PDP supporters, we were seriously injured and nobody cares to look after us,” he added.
According to him, majority of the victims could not seek for medical attention due to poor financial status, but are rather languishing at home.
He lamented the nonchalant attitude of the APC leadership at the state level, such as former governors Abdul’Aziz Yari and Bello Matawallle, for their failure to visit the victims even through delegation.
The victims spokesperson, however, appealed to the national leadership of the APC to intervene and compel the state APC chapter and the key stakeholders to do the needful by paying visits to commiserate the victims.