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Kano 2023: NNPP Guber Threatens to Boycott Peace Accord, Calls For Arrests of Abdullahi Abbas

Written by Pyramid FM Kano

The Gubernatorial candidate, New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), in Kano state Abba Kabir Yusuf, also known as Abba Gida Gida, has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of Kano state APC chairman Abdullahi Abbas who was alleged to have instigated and perpetrated a political violence in the state.

In a press statement signed by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the NNPP gubernatorial candidate’s spokesperson, Yusuf called on the security agencies in the state to swiftly swing into action by arresting Abbas to curtail the ever increasing political violence as the election approaches to ensure the safety and security of life’s and properties of Kano state’s citizens, residents, and visitors.

According to the statement, the APC state chairman is publicly aiding and actively supporting violent attacks on NNPP supporters and campaign properties throughout the city.

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The NNPP has alleged that “recently, Abdullahi Abbas directed his biological son Sani Abdullahi Abbas (popularly known as Ochi Dandaba) and his closed aide Junaidu Abdulhamid in company of over fifty (50) thugs to attack the family house and Ward’s campaign office of the NNPP governorship candidate in Chiranchi quarters and injured supporters of the opposition party in the area on Saturday12th November, 2022”.

The suspects were allegedly supplied with the dangerous weapons by the said son of Abdullahi Abbas.

It also alleged that “the APC thugs led by Sani Abdullahi Abbas (also known as Ochi Dandaba) again launched sporadic attacks in the last three days on the NNPP supporters and campaign properties in various communities within Gwale and Kano Municipal local government areas where scores of people were maimed and injured, some of them are currently in the hospital receiving medical attention”.

The party also alleged unfortunately, despite the efforts of the new Kano State Commissioner of Police in addressing Political thuggery, the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) of Gwale and Mandawari were alleged to have been aiding and abetting the incidences by being partisan in favor of APC and refused to attend to any of the complaint filed before their respective offices instead, they have been sighted to be providing perfect cover to the perpetrators.

By this statement, we want to make it categorically clear to the general public that if Security Agencies of the state could not immediately address the frequent violent attacks being facilitated by the leaders of the APC under command of Abdullahi Abbas and in the watchful eyes of Abdullahi Ganduje and his Deputy Nasir Gawuna, we would have no option than to allow the innocent victims to explore other alternatives in protecting themselves.

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We believe that failure of the security agencies to discharge their primary responsibility of protecting lives and properties of the Nigerian citizens, self defense is permissible in both Islam and the Nigeria law respectively as provided by sections 35,36,39 and 41 of 1999 constitution as amended.

The NNPP Gubernatorial candidate is therefore demanding the immediate arrest, investigation and prosecution of Abbdullahi Abbas, his son Sani Abdullahi Abbas and other suspects that were involved in the attacks, inciting statements and other atrocities that have been perpetrated on supporters and innocent citizen of the state that are capable of destroying the relative peace in the State.

“We also want to state in clear terms that if the utterances of Abdullahi Abbas toward political violence are not squarely addressed, we will be left with no other option than to boycott the forthcoming signing of peace accord initiated by the National Peace Committee under the able Leadership of the Former Head of State, Gen. Abdussalam Abubakar and any other inter-party agreements toward 2023 elections as doing same may not guarantee the protection of lives and properties of the good people of Kano state.

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