The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) says it uncovered plans by expelled members of the party who have beens allegedly hired to falsely to say that Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf was not a member of the NNPP at the time of the election and that Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso had been sacked from the party.
This is coming shortly after the Appeal Court in a controversial judgment in November ruled that Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf was not a member of the NNPP as of the time of the election, and different party wings announcing the sack of Kwankwaso from the NNPP, twice.
A statement issued by Ladipo Johnson esq, on behalf of the NNPP National Working Committee under the leadership of Ag. National Chairman Abba Kawu Ali, on Monday, said some of the expelled members of the party have been hired to conduct a news conference in Abuja to discredit the two leaders.
"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.
According to the statement, 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/paid 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, ‘’the statement said.
‘’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, we urge that Nigerians ignore the false statements by these enemies of the Nigerian electorate’’