NNPP denies writing to Senate alleging siege by FG on Kano 


The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has denied writing any letter to the  Senate, accusing the Federal Government of laying siege on Kano State over the Emirate  leadership tussle.

This is contained in a statement by the NNPP National Chairman, Dr Agbo Major on Friday in Lagos.

The party is reacting to a letter written to the Senate, through its President, Godswill Akpabio by Dr Ajuji Ahmed on June 24.

The letter was titled: “Need for NNPP Federal Lawmakers to Make Urgent and Concerted Efforts to Immediately End the Siege on Kano State by Agents of the Federal Government.”

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According to Major, the letter written by Ahmed was without the mandate and authorisation of the leadership of the NNPP.

” Dr Boniface Aniebonam is the founder of the NNPP, holder of the registration certificate of the party,  chairman,  board of trustees and a life member of the board.

“While Dr Agbo Major is the national chairman and Mr  Oginni Sunday is the national secretary, “he said.

“The NNPP stand remains that the Kano Emirate leadership crisis is an internal matter of Kano state indigenes under culture and tradition.

“Political party involvement under the circumstances is wrong. The principle of our party remains focused on peace of the society, development and wellbeing of the greater numbers of Nigerians.

“That the matter is currently before competent courts of law and jurisdiction and any interference by the National Assembly shall further complicate the situation.

“The avoidable tension generated as a result of the actions of the state government in Kano, necessitates the need for vigilance and enhanced security in the state to avoid breakdown of law and order,”he said.

“It is trite for Gov. Abba Kabir Yusuf, Sen  Rabiu Kwankwaso and Elder Buba Galadima to understand that every court order must be obeyed first before complaint.

“The rules of engagement to vacate orders of the court are very clear and unambiguous.”

He said that it was necessary for the national assembly to align with the position that would guarantee protection of lives and property of citizens in Kano state.

” ⁠The NNPP as a registered political party in Nigeria is not interested in engaging in any controversy with the Federal Government and its agencies,  particularly security institutions.

“We should be responsible partners and law abiding citizens for the peace and development of Nigeria. The letter and any form of representation by the said Ahmed should be disregarded.

“In an ideal situation, it shall be the responsibility of the NNPP lawmakers to raise the matter on the floor of the national assembly.

“Like we said, the matter is in court and they should go to court, after all, the Kano state governor is in power today via the court.

“NNPP has no role to play because Yusuf is the governor of Kano state and not the party,”he said.

Major urged Elders and the elite of Kano state to come together and resolve the internal Chieftaincy crises.

“We wish to state that Yusuf should concentrate in providing quality leadership in Kano and distance himself from all  avoidable tensions in the state.

“We also appeal to the senate to disregard the illegal and inappropriate letter of the expelled members of the NNPP,” he said.(NAN)

By Chioma Ugboma

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