The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has warned that the denial of its mandate in Kano state could trigger a crisis that would affect not only Nigeria but also other African countries.
The party made this statement on Wednesday when it visited the offices of the Economic Community of West African Commission (ECOWAS), European Union, American Embassy and British High Commission to protest the verdicts of the Kano governorship election at the Tribunal and Appeal Court. The party claimed that there were clandestine moves to truncate the will of the majority of the people of Kano State who voted for its candidate, Abba Kabir Yusuf, on March 18.
The National Auditor of the NNPP, Ladipo Johnson, read a statement signed by the acting National Chairman of the party, Abba Kawu Ali, saying that the party was not satisfied with the certified true copy of the Appeal Court judgment and would do anything within the law to reclaim its mandate.
He said the atmosphere in Kano was already tense as the people felt cheated by the 2019 general elections and urged the authorities to respect the choice of the people.
The party also appealed to various stakeholders, including the Vice President, Kashim Shettima, Northern Governors Forum, Northern Senators Forum, Northern House of Representatives Forum, Northern Conference of Speakers, Northern Elders Forum, Northern Christian Association, and the Council of Ulamas from the 19 Northern States, to intervene and ensure that justice is done to NNPP and the Kano people.