The New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, has called off its planned protest against the Director of the Department of State Security (DSS) in Kano State, Alhassan Muhammad, and the state governor Abdullahi Ganduje over the alleged arrest of its supporters in order to subvert the party’s chances to the advantage of the All Progressives Congress.
Speaking to newsmen on Thursday, a senatorial candidate of the party, Baffa Bichi, said the party’s decision to stage a protest was not just because the DSS director has been in office 15 months after he was due to retire, but also because he was kept in Kano at the behest of Governor Ganduje.
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Bichi also alleged that Governor Ganduje used the DSS director in 2019 to rig elections and subvert the will of the people.
The Party stalwart stressed that as law-abiding, patriotic and peaceful citizens, and having received a letter from the Police authorities notifying them that all rallies and processions and protests should be put on hold, the party agreed to suspend the demonstration.
Bichi also said higher authorities from Abuja reached out to the party and assured them that all necessary steps have been taken to address their grievances.
The Department of State Services on Thursday morning warned political parties in the state not to hold rallies to avoid a breach of law and order.
Editor: Oloyede Oworu