Sheriff made the comment on Monday, April 25, 2016, during a visit to Dutse, Jigawa State, ThisDay reports.

The PDP Chairman also reportedly said, while addressing supporters, that the reception her received showed that the party is still strong.

The Jigawa PDP had earlier accused the state government of stopping Sheriff from visiting the state.

The Acting Deputy Chairman of the PDP in the state, Aminu Jahun, told Daily Trust that the police denied them permission to host Sheriff because the All Progressives Congress (APC) also applied for a permit to conduct a rally on the same day.

The allegation has however been denied by Badaru through his spokesman, Bello Zaki.

“It was a coincidence. Yes, PDP has organised a rally and coincidentally, the APC, too, has organised its own. But the police stopped both of them from conducting the rallies, saying this is not time for politicking," Zaki said.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO)  for the state,Abdul Jinjiri, in confirmation, said that both parties were stopped from holding rallies for security reasons.


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