The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has said that the governorship mandate given to it in Kano State would be reclaimed.
The leadership of the party made the disclosure on Thursday in Abuja at a press conference.
It would be recalled that the NNPP has lost to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the governorship election petition and at the Tribunal. They are presently in the Supreme Court against the APC.
However, addressing the press on Thursday, the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Abba Kawu Ali, who dismissed factions in the party, said that they are a law-abiding party and would reclaim their mandate at the Supreme Court.
His words: “Distinguished ladies and Gentlemen of the Press, to sum it up, we the authentic NNPP leadership are saying without any equivocation that Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State is a bonafide member of the NNPP. The party is solidly behind him as we all march forward to reclaim the mandate freely given to him by the good people of Kano State.”
The National Chairman called on the ruling party to face its governance at the federal level.
Ali said, “Our Appeal to APC is to face governance. They have used all means to grab power, they should at least face governance. If they devote 25% of the energy they are dissipating to scattering opposition parties on governance, our Naira will not be on this downward journey into the abyss.
“Even with the removal of the so-called subsidy, fuel is still not available at filling Stations. Nigerians are now experiencing the worst form of multi-dimensional poverty in the history of mankind. Insecurity continues to get worse by the day.
“The Government of APC is not interested in providing good governance but just interested in how to muzzle opposition parties and other institutions in the country.”
He also accused the APC of fuel division in NNPP with the expelled members, as he said, “Gentlemen of the Press, from the speech of the so-called World Press conference addressed by these expelled members of the NNPP, you will see the language of the APC.
“All the sentiments in the speech are in favour of the APC. We are aware of the understanding between this group of expelled members of NNPP and APC.
“Their next phase is to use the Court to legitimize their existence and then proceed to withdraw our Appeal against the Kano Ruling at the Supreme Court. The same thing APC is doing with the Labour Party.”