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.
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 said 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.
Kurfi said in a statement signed by his media aide, Alhaji Abdullahi Isa that the rumoured attack was the handiwork of his political rivals who he defeated during the last election in the state. “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 handiwork 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 and will never happen. 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 two years since his inception to 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,” Isa said. He, however, acknowledged that some “bad elements” among the youths accused the lawmaker of bias in the sharing of job opportunities. “Those behind such erroneous insinuations wanted to use religion to cause trouble and it will never work. It is on record that Hon. Danlami Mohammed Kurfi gave out about 25 slots of job offer (10 slots at teachers board and 15 slots at federal university) and some disgruntled elements claimed the sharing did not favour the Darika sect.
Those behind this are not fair to him because as a lawmaker he treats everyone equally irrespective of their sect. And so the matter that he favoured Izala sect and don’t favour the Darika sect does not arise at all,” he said.