- APC members call for an investigation into NNPP leaders’ activities to maintain law and order after protests in London
- They accuse NNPP of blackmail and demand Abba Kabir Yusuf’s and NNPP leadership’s scrutiny
Some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have asked the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, and the top echelons of other security agencies to investigate the activities of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) leaders to prevent a breakdown in law and order.
Members and supporters of the NNPP, led by Dr Aminu Bello, demonstrated in London on Sunday in response to a recent tribunal decision that sacked Kano State Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, the party’s candidate for the March 18 election.
Protesters stormed Nigeria’s High Commission in London with banners and placards, accusing Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, former Governor of Kano State and current National Chairman of the APC, of interfering in the election petition and demanding “fairness.”
However, speaking to journalists after their meeting on Monday in Abuja, Barr Isabella Odunayo, National Secretary of the APC Progressives Stakeholders, warned the NNPP against blackmailing Ganduje, the APC, and the judiciary.
It is barbaric and indeed archaic for the NNPP to tow the path of blackmail, calling for justice in faraway London when justice has already been served with the judgment of the tribunal.
We call on the Inspector General of Police and the DSS to commence investigation of the outgoing Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, and the leadership of the NNPP ahead of their prosecution.
It is by such actions that some desperate politicians may desist from rigging and instilling violence during elections. We are optimistic that the appeal court judges shall also deliver judgement on its merit.