The All Progressives Congress, Gombe State chapter, on Saturday cautioned its members to desist from politics laced with violence.
This is just as the party demands an official apology from senator representing Gombe Central Senatorial District, Danjuma Goje, over his role in Friday's violence.
The warning was issued by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Mr Moses Kyari, at a briefing in Gombe.
WuzupNigeria reported that there was a violent clash involving Goje on Friday when supporters of the incumbent governor, Inuwa Yahaya, prevented the former governor from entering the state.
In a statement released on Friday by Goje's media aide, Lilian Nworie, trouble started when his convoy was attacked by the aide-de-camp to Yahaya.
Nworie said his principal was on his way to attend the wedding of his granddaughter, Fatima Musa, in Gombe town when Yahaya’s men unleashed mayhem on his convoy.
That notwithstanding, an indifferent Kyari stated that the party’s executive council had a meeting over the violence involving party members and condemned the brigandage which led to loss of lives and destruction of property.
He said the party’s executives resolved that they would not condone barbaric acts and would take measures to discipline any party member no matter how highly placed.
He added that the executives called on security agencies to carry out thorough investigation into the matter and “whoever is found culpable must be punished according to the laws of this country’’.
Kyari stated, however, that the party remained very strong and united under the leadership of Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State.
“We support our party leader, Gov. Yahaya’s call for politicians to play the game by the rules,’’ he stressed,
The party also requested Sen. Goje to tender an apology to the party and to indigenes of Gombe State over the unfortunate incident.