Kano: High tension, as APC, NNPP plans protest for Saturday

There is palpable tension in Kano, as stakeholders of the All-Progressives Congress (APC) and those of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) have fixed street demonstration for tomorrow, Saturday.

This is as a result of the judgement of the Appeal Court which sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf and declared candidate of the APC, Nasir Yusuf Gawuna, as winner of the March 18 election in the State.

Addressing newsmen yesterday at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, the Director-General of the Gawuna/Garo Campaign Organisation, Rabiu Suleiman Bichi, who led other stakeholders, consisting of members of the Kano State House of Assembly, former commissioners, ex-special advisers and other stalwarts of the APC in the State, said while the NNPP would be staging a mass protest in Kano on Saturday, the APC would organise a mass rally on the same day.

Recall that the appeal court on Wednesday insisted that Governor Yusuf was sacked, following controversies that trailed the release of the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the judgement which indicated in one part that Yusuf won the appeal.

Bichi said the information available to them showed that NNPP stakeholders have fixed a mass protest for Saturday, after meeting with their leader, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. He, however, insisted that APC stakeholders would also hold a mass rally on the same day in Kano, in support of the party’s candidate.

When asked to explain why the APC would hold a mass rally on Saturday when it was already established that the NNPP would be staging a mass protest in Kano, Bichi said, “We are also going for a mass rally on Saturday as part of democracy”.

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