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NNPP alleges plans by APC to disrupt governorship election in Kano

The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has said it uncovered plans by Kano state government to create chaos and disrupt the upcoming governorship election in the state, by engaging thugs hired from neighboring states and republic of Niger and Chad.

NNPP made this allegation at a news conference anchored by the party Kano North Senatorial candidate Dr. Abdullahi Baffa Bichi, on Monday.

Baffa Bichi said, “We are in possession of credible information regarding the plans being hatched by Gov. Ganduje and his cohorts to perpetrate violence and disrupt the election, hoping to generate the infamous 2019 scenario.”

He alleged that “We are aware that thousands of bandits from Chad and Niger republics as well as from Katsina and Kaduna states have been hired and brought into Kano state by the Gandujiya administration to be used to disrupt the elections. The DSS and the Nigerian Police are aware of this. These bandits, brandishing heavy weapons including guns and machetes, are already in different locations
across the 44 local government councils.”

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The party also alleged that APC chairmen in all the 44 local government councils in the state have already convened a meeting with all ad hoc staff of INEC in their local governments with the sole intention of compromising them, by delaying the election process and deliberate disruption of the BVAS machine and making accreditation impossible in some targeted polling units.

Explaining that “Already large sum of money in foreign currency was advanced to the ad hoc staff that attended the meetings to share the money as part payment with a promise to give them allocations of lands at the end of the exercise.”

‘’Arrangement have already been completed between the ruling party in Kano and some compromised law enforcement agents as well as some ad hoc staff of INEC to ensure that collation centers are disrupted and results are destroyed.”

“We are therefore writing to draw the attention of the President Commander-in Chief and indeed all the authorities concerned to be in full knowledge of these ungodly plans and to take every necessary actions to ensure the protection of lives and properties, to ensure the peaceful and credible conduct of elections.” Baffa Bichi added.


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