NNPP challenges Ganduje to prove allegations of thuggery against party stalwarts



By Ismail Auwal

Kano State chapter of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) has challenges Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to prove allegations of thuggery against party stalwarts and to also to name the victims of killings and phone snatchings allegedly fomented by the party members during the commissioning of its campaign office.

Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the spokesperson to the NNPP gubernatorial candidate in Kano Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, challenged the Kano State Commissioner of Information, Muhammad Garba, to prove his allegation by bringing clear evidence or withdraw his false claim.

Garba who doubled as the spokesperson for Gawauna/Garo Campaign Council, had earlier condemned an alleged act of violence unleashed in the state by the members of the  NNPP during the commissioning of the campaign office of the party’s presidential candidate, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso.

However, Bature insisted that “the commissioning ceremony was peaceful throughout and there were no incidence reports from any security agency on death, maiming, phone snatching or other forms of criminal activity at the event.

“We, therefore, challenge the Kano state government to name any victim attacked during the ceremony.”

He noted that, otherwise, the NNPP would be left with no option than to take appropriate measures in seeking redress.

He dismissed the allegations as baseless and intended to conceal the government’s evil plans for 2023.

“It is a fact that NNPP and all its candidates had been law abiding in all their outings, while the ruling APC is identified with the use of dangerous weapons and provocative actions, it is desirable that security agencies caution the ruling party on promoting political thuggery.

“The public is aware of the several atrocities and unguarded statements of the state APC chairman Abdullahi Abbas who always instigates criminality against the opposition and members of the society through distribution of weapons to political thugs and promotion of hate speeches, clear examples have been available in viral video clips where the chairman was abusing members of the opposition and instigating attacks on innocent citizens,” he said.

Dawakin Tofa also mentioned that Kano residents would attest to the fact that the members of the NNPP are peaceful and submissive to the rule of law, “but Ganduje’s administration has become legendary for supporting and promoting political thuggery in the state over the years which culminated into the menace of phone snatching and killing in thecstate as he could not provide jobs to the teaming unemployed youth.

“Kano residents will remember how the ruling party inflicted suffering on the people of Gama and other places during the 2019 inconclusive election, where people were innocently maimed, injured and killed as they attempted to exercise their civic rights.

“Muhammad Garba’s empty allegations have proven to the public that the ruling party became scared and destabilized on the massive turnout of NNPP supporters and the good people of Kano during the commissioning of the campaign Secretariat by the national leader and Presidential candidate of our great party Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso,” the statement reads.

Dawakin Tofa then urged the ruling party to refrain from spreading false and misleading information in a bid to influence the decision of Kano people at the forthcoming elections. He called on the NNPP members to remain calm and continue to peacefully amplify the party’s vision in the state.

“We wish to draw the attention of the Directorate of State Security Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Police to as a matter of urgency demand for a proof on these hefty allegations from Ganduje’s Commissioner of Information who is known for spreading fake news and unfounded allegations on previous administration of Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso which has never been proven by him or his sponsors,” he said.

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