The Atyap Community Development Association (ACDA) has described as oppressive and as illegal and oppressive.
The group’s National President, Samuel Achie, revealed this in a statement on Wednesday, saying the association was duly registered as a Corporate Trustee with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja, in the name of Kataf Youth Development Association on October 4, 1989.
He said the name was later changed to Atyap Community Development Association and registered on January 27, 2010, with registration: CAC/11/No 36929, respectively.
“It is on record that the ACDA, especially during the tenure of Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has never engaged in any unlawful activity even in the face of unnecessary provocation and attacks nor received any notice or complaint of any unlawful activity from the former Kaduna State government or any quarters whatsoever that would have warranted any caution, not to talk of prescription.”
He said the association would take legal steps to protect the rights of its members and urged them to remain calm and law-abiding.
The association said the proscription was “in tune with the hostile and vindictive posture of El-Rufai to the Atyap ethnic nationality throughout his tenure as governor of Kaduna State.”
While describing it as illegal association, El-Rufai on May 29 proscribed the ACDA accusing it of “constituting itself into a society that is inimical to the peace of the state and has been covertly involved in acts capable of endangering the peace, tranquility, harmonious coexistence and good governance of Kaduna state.”