From Agaju Madugba, Katsina

 All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has said there is no fundamental difference between the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and bandits terrorising parts of the country, especially the North. 

Tinubu stated this in Katsina State during a presidential rally of the party. 

He said if elected, his government would tackle the security question headlong and warned the people against casting their votes for the PDP. 

“This is a progressive Africa and our party is a progressive party. We will never allow them to come back to you again. We are saying no, no to PDP, no to evil, no, to the killers,” he said. 

Earlier, members of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, led by its Chairman, Atiku Bagudu, Kebbi State Governor, turned the podium to a dance hall as they welcomed Tinubu, and the vice presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima, to Katsina State for their presidential rally. 

For several minutes they danced to a live music rendition by a popular artist from the North, Raraya. 

In the midst of the apparent jubilation in anticipation of an APC victory at the forthcoming general election, various speakers at the rally condemned the recent banditry attack reportedly leading to the death of more than 41 persons at Bakori Local Government of the state. 

In spite of the insecurity and other shortcomings, Buhari said he had performed well even as he equally condemned the Bakori attack. 

He urged the electorate to vote the APC presidential candidate and all others contesting various other positions from the party. 

Also, addressing the rally, Tinubu assured those behind the Bakori killings would pay for their crime “because they have committed heinous crime that is not prescribed by any faith or any believer in the work of Allah and the teaching of the Holly Quran.

“We share the joy, we participate in the mourning, we share the sorrow and the pain that you go through but only Allah can relieve the pain of many orphans and many widows he created. 

“We promise one thing, and many more that with God, they will not win. The wicked shall perish. We will deal with them.

“They are evil, we will defeat them and we will eliminate them, a time is coming and we promise you that the children of those who are left behind, the widows or the widowers, will be cater for them. 

“Those our men and women in uniform, who sacrifice their efforts at saving lives, we will not forget any of you. 

“This is your government and this government will continue to pursue crime with determination, courage and perseverance. We are the people who want peace and progress for the country. 

“Buhari does not want harm for anybody. He does not wish you any harm or danger. He wants protection, he wants peace. We will definitely work with him.”