The All Progressive Congress, APC, in Kano, has accused the New Nigeria People’s Party NNPP of trying hard to create tension and set peaceful Kano ablaze through a series of sponsored failed protests.
The APC also accused the NNPP of violating the Peace Accord signed at the Police Headquarters by sponsoring protests in the city.
Dr Musa Kwankwaso, a staunch member of the APC and a former House of Representatives candidate from Madobi, Kura, Garun Mallam, said while speaking to newsmen, Wednesday, that the NNPP is using protests to create unnecessary tension where there is none.
He said it has become pertinent to draw public attention to the activities of the NNPP to cause chaos following the sack of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf by the Appeal Court in Abuja.
He reminded that, “We are all aware that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared winner of the March 18th 2023 Governorship Election by the Elections Petitions Tribunal and Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna announced as the duly elected Governor of Kano State, the same judgement is reaffirmed by the Appeal Court in addition to the judgement declaring Abba Kabir Yusuf as not being a member of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) when he contested for Governorship of the state.”
”But unfortunately, not happy with the judgement, the NNPP and the Kwankwasiyya Movement have engaged in massive propaganda thereby insulting the judiciary and trying to instigate political violence in Kano.”
“They have spread false claims that Kano state is facing serious tension by funding patches of protests and rallies across the metropolis, this is in violation of the Peace Accord that was signed at the Police Command recently, part of which has banned such public assemblies.”
“I wish to state in clear terms that the peace and tranquillity enjoyed in Kano, with everyone going about his daily business, is a testament that it is not true that there is any tension in the state, it is the sponsored protests that are used to falsely create a picture of crises in the state,” he added.
“In the meantime, the NNPP is wasting Kano’s meagre resources chasing shadows by taking political issues of the country that are rooted in the Nigerian Laws to ECOWAS, EU, US and other places instead of waiting for the decision of the Supreme Court of the land.
“The worst part of this is that the NNPP is not allowing the teeming masses to rest again, after demolishing their billions of Naira worth of property illegally, they are now sponsoring innocent youths to cause tension and chaos in the state”.
He warned that the Kano people cannot be cajoled using sponsored protests because they believe that it is Allah who gives power to whom he wishes and takes it from whom he also wishes.
“The people of Kano are with APC and with Gawuna and Ganduje. We won the election and the court detected the invalid votes they mischievously placed during the polls and cancelled them, all the protests they are staging are fake and with the deliberate intention of heating the polity and creating undue tension where there is none.”