NNPP denies writing Senate over alleged siege on Kano by FG

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

NNPP made this clarification in a statement by the National Chairman, Dr Major Agbo, on Thursday in Abuja.

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

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

Agbo said: “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.

“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”

The national chairman said it was 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 and not the party.”

“We, therefore, wish to state that Gov 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.”

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