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Kano governor bonafide NNPP member, chairman insists



Abba Yusuf

The National Working Committee of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, led by its acting National Chairman, Kawu Ali, has restated that the Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, is a card-carrying member of the party.

Ali stated this at a press conference on Thursday in Abuja.

He said “Some expelled members of the NNPP have been hired by the All Progressives Congress to discredit the person of the elected governor of Kano State, Abba Yusuf, and falsely claim that he is not a member of the New Nigeria People’s Party.

“For the sake of emphasis, Abba Yusuf is a bonafide member of the New Nigeria People’s Party. He registered in his Diso-Chiranchi Ward, Gwale Local Government of Kano on March 27, 2022. He took part in all the processes approved by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the guidelines for the 2023 elections. His name was published in the first and second (final) lists of candidates in September 2022, for the March 18, 2023 general elections.

“A court of competent jurisdiction has restrained them from parading themselves as leaders of the party, but because of their penchant for disobeying court orders, they continue to act in that manner, boasting that they have the backing of the ruling government in Nigeria and that no court can stop them.

“In clear disrespect for the Constitution of our party, they constituted themselves into various nomenclatures, without recourse to INEC, the regulatory agency.”

Ali said the process of emergence of individuals in any organs of the party must be witnessed by the Independent Nationa Electoral Commission, which is the case with the NWC under his leadership.

He said the NWC which came into existence on March 30, 2022, at a well-attended national convention witnessed by INEC officials, for a four-year tenure.

“This is the only authentic NNPP NWC,” he declared.

Ali said the party had not lost faith in the judiciary, adding that there should be uniformity in the dispensation of justice at all times.

“They have been mounting pressure on INEC to recognise their illegal association without success. Beyond that, they have been going from one court to the other, shopping for illegal orders to thwart the advancement of democracy.

“So far, they have failed. We salute the courage of those judges who have remained steadfast in upholding the proper rule of law,” he concluded.