The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) says it has discovered a plan by some hired and expelled members of the party to disparage Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso and Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf.
This was disclosed in a statement on Monday signed by Ladipo Johnson Esq, on behalf of the NNPP National Working Committee under the leadership of Ag. National Chairman Hon. Abba Kawu Ali.
The statement read: “It has come to our notice that certain expelled members of the NNPP which include Tope Aluko and some ex-state chairmen, who are sponsored elements, are conducting a press conference in Jabi, Abuja to falsely state as a form of propaganda, that H.E. Abba Kabir Yusuf was not a member of the NNPP as at the time of the election and that His Excellency, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso is dismissed from the party.
“These allegations are false and inaccurate. We state that the Kano State Governor was a bona fide member of the NNPP at all material times and that we have confidence in the Supreme Court of Nigeria that justice will be done.
“These hired hands who seem to be lackeys in the hands of the APC national chairman, Ganduje, seem to have sold their souls and will do anything for pecuniary gains at the expense of the Nigerian electorate.
“We remind the general populace that Chief Boniface Aniebonam, one of the founders of the NNPP, recently spoke out in favor of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf and asked that his election be upheld. Therefore it is a mystery that some of his loyalists would stoop so low as to become hired hands to misinform Nigerians.
“In conclusion, the party urged Nigerians to ignore the false statements by these enemies of the Nigerian electorate.”