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We didn’t acuuse FG of emergence rule plot – NNPP



The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has distanced the party from the allegation that the Federal Government was planning to declare emergency rule in Kano state.

Mr Abdulsalam Abdulrasaq, the National Publicity Secretary, NNPP made the clarification in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said the unfounded allegation credited to Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, the party’s 2023 presidential candidate did not represent the party’s views.

Abdulrasaq said that the party had long expelled Kwankwaso from its fold, alongside some of his supporters in the Kwankwasiya Movement for alleged anti-party activities.

He said, aside being the party’s candidate in 2023, Kwankwaso does not speak for the party.

“Kwankwaso speaks for himself and we totally disagree with him on the allegation and undue interference in the Kano Emirate saga.

“It is an aberration for Kwankwaso to refer to himself as the national leader of the NNPP.

“The NNPP strongly believe the Emirate tussle in Kano State is an internal traditional issue and can be resolved by the indigenes of the state.

“As a party, NNPP cannot be dragged into the Emirate Tussle under any circumstance, in spite the fact that the governor is our member,” he said.

Abdulrasaq said the people of the state have what it takes to resolve their matter, but if they cannot the court can help them do so.

“The NNPP is a national party that provided platform for the good people of Kano state to elect their governor, and cannot be reduced to addressing Kano traditional issues.
“We, therefore distances ourselves from the unfounded allegation levelled against the Federal Government by Kwankwaso.

“As a party, we have absolute respect for the rule of law and frown at such statement made bya non-member of our party,’’ he said.

Abdulrasaq said that the letter was capable of impeding friendship with its sister political parties and the Federal Government.

“We urge the good people of Kano to turn to God in prayers for a peaceful resolution of the festering crisis and for peace to return to the state.

“It is our hope that elders and elite of Kano shall continue with the peace process with the help of the Federal Government of Nigeria for a lasting and enduring solution,” he said.

“It was Kano people that voted Gov. Abba Yusuf to power and therefore his loyalty should be to them and the Constitution of Nigeria.

“It is our belief that Kwankwaso shall see reasons to call himself to order as an elder of Nigeria who had held responsible positions in our country in the past,” he said.

Femi Ogunshola

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