The New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), has warned Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Wednesday not to employ the government’s tools of intimidation and repression on the opposition, especially the NNPP.
At a news conference held at the party’s secretariat in Sharada, Kano, the chairman of the NNPP in Kano State — Umar Doguwa, issued the warning.
Doguwa claimed that Ganduje and Nasiru Gawuna, the APC candidate for governor, had “devised devilish means of manipulating elections through attack and intimidation of members of the opposition parties, using primarily political thugs and some police personnel, who ordinarily ought to be apolitical in the discharge of their duty.”
In his words, Doguwa said: “Despite our love for peace, we have decided not to remain silenced on issues bordering on political crisis, such as intimidation, harassment and maiming and injuring of innocent citizens, particularly members of NNPP in the state.”
He further alleged: “With the countdown on the general election, the APC-led government is facing imminent defeat, and has therefore devised a devilish means of manipulating elections through attack and intimidation of members of the opposition parties, using primarily some political thugs and police personnel, who ordinarily ought to be apolitical in the discharge of their primary responsibilities.”
“Regretfully, the Police were observed raiding the Sharada residence of our Kano governorship candidate on Tuesday February 7, 2023,” adding that, “we lodged a formal complaint, without any action taken by the police, as we are aware of a recent court judgment restraining the police of any action.
“The motive of the latest attack on our governorship candidate, Abba Yusuf is unknown but is still not unconnected with the running battle of the incumbent Governor of Kano State Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
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