July 18, 2024

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NNPP Writes Senate, Denies  Letter To Akpabio Alleging Siege By FG On Kano

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The New Nigeria People’s Party, (NNPP), has said that the letter to  Senate, accusing the Federal Government of laying siege on Kano State did not emanate from the party.

This is contained in a statement by the NNPP National Chairman, Dr Agbo Major on thursday in Abuja.

The party was reacting to a letter written to the Senate, through its President, Godswill Akpabio by Dr Ajuji Ahmed on June 24, 2024.

The letter was titled: “Need for NNPP Federal Lawmakers to Make Urgent and Concerted Efforts to End Immediately the Siege on Kano state by Agents of the Federal Government.”

According to Major Agbo, the letter written by the  said Dr Ajuji Ahmed was without the mandate and authorization of the leadership of  NNPP.

” Dr Boniface Aniebonam is the founder of  NNPP, holder of the registration certificate of the party,  chairman,  board of trustees and a life member of the board while  Dr Agbo Major  is the national chairman  and Comrade Oginni Olaposi Sunday is the national secretary etc.

He described Ahmed as an impersonator that should be arrested by the senate.

“The NNPP stand  remains that  Kano Emirate leadership crisis is an internal matter of kano state indigenes under culture and tradition.

“Political party involvement under the circumstances is wrong. The principle of our party remains focused on peace of the society, development and wellbeing of the greater numbers of Nigerians.

“That the matter is currently before competent courts of law and jurisdiction and  any interference by the National Assembly shall further complicate the situation.

“The avoidable tension generated as a result of the actions of the state government in Kano necessitates the need for vigilance and enhanced security in the state to avoid breakdown of law and order.

It is trite for Gov. Abba Kabir Yusuf, Sen  Rabiu Kwankwaso and Elder Buba Galadima to understand that every court order must be obeyed first before complaint. The rules of engagement to vacate orders of the court are very clear and unambiguous”

He said it was, therefore,  necessary for the National Assembly to align with the position that would guarantee  protection of lives and property of  citizens in  Kano state.

” ⁠The NNPP as a registered political party in Nigeria is not interested in engaging in any controversy with the Federal Government and its agencies,  particularly security institutions.

“We should be responsible partners and law abiding citizens for the peace and development of Nigeria. The letter and any form of representation by the said Ahmed should be disregarded forthwith

“In an ideal situation,  it shall be the responsibility of the NNPP lawmakers  to raise the matter on  the floor of the national assembly.

“Like we said, the matter is in court and they should go to court, after all, the Kano state governor  is in power today via  the court.

NNPP  have no role to play because Gov ABBA Yusuf is the governor of Kano state and not the party.”

Major Agbo noted that Elders of kano state and elites can come together and resolve the internal Chieftaincy crises,  then  approach the court for consent judgment or be patient with the court for  final judgment.

“This is better , civilised and brotherly than the avoidable propaganda and blackmail of the Federal Government and its security institutions carrying on with their statutory duties to maintain peace and order of the society.

“We, therefore,  wish to state that Gov ABBA Yusuf  should concentrate in providing quality leadership in kano and distance himself from all the avoidable tensions in the  state.

“We also appeal to the senate to  disregard the illegal and inappropriate letter of the expelled members of the NNPP led by Ahmed.