Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Petroleum Resources Downstream, Danlami Mohammed Kurfi, has denied reports about an attack on his convoy during his visit to his constituency in Katsina State.
The lawmaker representing Dutsin-ma/Kurfi Federal Constituency of Katsina State on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, who was attending a function when the said incident occurred, emphatically stated that there was no iota of truth in the report that he was attacked by irate youths even as he called for immediate retraction of the report.
In a statement through his media aide, Alhaji Abdullahi Isa, Kurfi insisted that the purported attack was the handiwork of his political rivals, noting that those spreading such rumours were people he defeated during the last election in the state and, by the grace of God, they would suffer defeat in the subsequent polls.
According to the statement: “You might have read on the social media platform about some lies, deceptions and propaganda sponsored against Hon. Danlami Mohammed Kurfi in his constituency recently. This is purely the hand work of his political detractors and they have failed in their ploy. The truth is that he was never attacked in his constituency, this never happened. He is a politician loved by many because of his people-oriented representation, and he consistently enjoys cordial relationship with his constituents. This is a relationship he has sustained for more than 2 years since his election into the National Assembly.
“The place was very rowdy with many people displaying posters of their favorite aspirants for 2019 for different elective positions. It is true that he was in Kurfi and other parts of his constituency recently but he wasn’t attacked by anybody. Nobody attacked him.”
His constituents are peace loving people, Hon. Danlami Mohammed Kurfi would neither be distracted nor succumb to the antics of political detractors. He is committed to proactive representation of his people and will work for their upliftment by pursuing development programmes in the interest of the constituency and nation at large.”
Although the statement acknowledged that there were few bad elements among the youths who were showing resentment over job opportunities Kurfi handed out to his constituents with the believe that the employment only favoured certain set of people above others.