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APC mocks NNPP over 8-man London protest over Kano Guber election Tribunal judgment

APC mocks NNPP over 8-man London protest over Kano Guber election Tribunal judgment

National Coalition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders has berated the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) for staging an 8-man demonstration in London on Sunday, October 1, over the Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal judgement.

The group described the demonstration as a show of shame and a deliberate plot to discredit the judiciary, and the federal government and drag the image of APC in the mud.

The Kano state governorship election petition tribunal judgement had sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of the NNPP due to irregularities where over 165,000 votes were imprinted and stuffed into the ballot boxes unlawfully without the official stamp nor signature of the presiding officers,

The tribunal then upturned Yusuf’s victory during the March 2023 governorship election and returned Nasir Gawuna of APC as the winner of the election.


Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Monday, October 2, the national secretary of the coalition, Isabella Odunayo condemned the desperation of the opposition NNPP at distorting facts and blackmailing the judiciary, the federal government and the APC.

The group noted that since the judgement the NNPP-led Kano State Government has been peddling lies against the judiciary, and the Federal government and indeed dragging the image of our great Party, APC daily

The coalition further observed that after failed attempts to discredit the tribunal’s ruling, “the NNPP desperation took them to London where it sponsored a protest to blackmail the Federal Government and discredit the tribunal judgement, unknowingly to the organizers, Nigerians in the diaspora had watch clips of the jubilation that trailed the APC victory at the tribunal thereby Nigerians in London ignored the sponsored protest.

“It is shameful that Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf and the Kwankwasiyya Movement only got eight (8)persons for a protest which targeted about one thousand (1000) people, a sign that Nigerians both home and in diaspora accepted the judgement in good faith.”

The APC group then warned the leadership of the NNPP that, “the judiciary cannot be intimidated by its threat as security agencies in Nigeria are fully prepared to secure the country.

“The eight people led by Dr Aminu Bello who embarrassed themselves yesterday in London do not represent the interest of Nigerians.

“It is barbaric and indeed archaic for the NNPP to toll the part of blackmail calling for justice in faraway London when justice has already been served with the judgment of the tribunal.

“It is unpalatable to speak ill of the judiciary because your stealing antics were uncovered. Engr Abba Kabir Yusuf has no shame which is why he is still sponsoring the campaign against the judiciary.

“We call on the Inspector General of Police and the Department of State Service to commence an investigation of the out-going 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 the election.”

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