NNPP confirms Gov Abba kabir not its registered member


 The Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf is faced with another challenge that may lead to his eventual defeat at the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Recent development shows tha his party or the party he contested the 2023 Kano State governorship election, the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP has disowned him, confirming the basis on which Court of Appeal sacked him.

The NNPP’s General Assembly has fi­nally confirmed that Gov Abba Kabir Yusuf is not a registered member of the party as the election tribunal and Appeal Court ruled.

Referring to letters addressed to the Inspector-General of Police and Director General of the Direc­torate of the State Services (DSS), the NNPP at a media conference on Monday in Abuja, addressed by its National Chairman, Dr. Agbo Major, expressed concern over the escalating issues in Kano State.

Major lamented that the un­rest, characterised by media in­terviews, protests, incitements, attacks on the judiciary, malicious remarks, institutional disruptions, visits to embassies, and road block­ades, have reached an alarming level.

“Red-capped individuals, both young and vibrant, wielding var­ious weapons, have taken to the streets, disturbing the peace,” he said.

He said that upon thorough investigation, the party discov­ered that the riots were alleged­ly coordinated by Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and led by non-Kano indigenes, namely Dipo Johnson, Kawu Alli, and Onu, all of whom are expelled members of the party.

The chairman said following a three-day retreat after submitting letters to relevant security agen­cies and embassies, they have reached the following resolutions:

“Our party upholds the sanc­tity of Nigeria and is committed to ensuring the safety of lives and property as guaranteed by the Ni­gerian constitution.

“Our great party, founded by Boniface Aniebonam, categor­ically asserts that Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso is not its founder.

“We advocate for legal redress options and reject the notion of self-help in addressing matters.

“Our party denounces the deliberate mischief of expelled members presenting themselves as the leaders of the protests, spe­cifically Dipo Johnson, Kawu Ali, and Onu. These individuals are not representatives of our party,” Major said.

He said NNPP strongly supports the rule of law and the judi­ciary, disapproving of any attacks against the judicial system.

“Our party has won cases at the National Assembly and House of Assembly tribunals and appeals without inciting violence or making disparaging remarks against the judiciary.

“We condemn the threats made by expelled members that forced election tribunal judges to leave Kano,” he said.

He pointed out that the tri­bunal and Appeal Court rulings that Governor Abba Yusuf is not a registered member of the NNPP arose from non-compliance with the party’s constitution.

“The misfortune of the NNPP is attributed to Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s high-handedness, preventing party members from registering according to the law.

“The party has been taken over by the red-cap Kwankwasi­ya faction with no regard for party principles.

“Violence and killing are not part of the NNPP manifesto, and we urge the people of Kano to pur­sue peace and order,” he said.


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