Court of Appeal Sacking: Drama as NNPP Dumps Gov Yusuf Ahead of Supreme Court Hearing

Court of Appeal Sacking: Drama as NNPP Dumps Gov Yusuf Ahead of Supreme Court Hearing

  • Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano may be finding it difficult to secure victory at the Supreme Court after being sacked by the Court of Appeal
  • The NNPP has said that the ruling of the appellate court that the governor was not a registered member of the party stemmed from Rabiu Kwankwaso's high-handedness
  • Agbo Major, the national chairman of the NNPP, alleged that Kwankwaso did not allow some members of the party, including the governor, to register as stipulated in the constitution

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FCT, Abuja - Kano Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf's hope of securing victory at the Supreme Court may have hit a brick wall as the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) appeared to have dumped the governor over his membership in the party ahead.

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Referring to letters addressed to the Inspector General of Police and director general of the Directorate of the State Security Services, the NNPP, at a press conference by its national chairman, Agbo Major, expressed concern over the growing issues in Kano, Vanguard reported.

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NNPP says Governor Yusuf was not a registered member of the party Photo Credit: Abba Kabir Yusuf
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NNPP condemns protest against court judgment

Major lamented that the unrest, characterised by press interviews, protests, incitements, attacks on the judiciary, malicious remarks, institutional disruptions, visits to embassies, and road blockades, had reached an alarming level.

He said that upon thorough investigation, the party discovered that the riots were coordinated by Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and led by non-Kano indigenes, namely Dipo Johnson, Kawu Alli, and Onu, all of whom are expelled members of the party.

The BOT chairman's comment came after a three-day retreat after submitting letters to relevant security agencies and embassies.

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NNPP reiterates commitment to rule of law

He said NNPP strongly supports the rule of law and the judiciary, disapproving of any attacks against the judicial system.

According to him, the tribunal and appeal court rulings that Governor Yusuf was not a registered member of the NNPP arose from non-compliance with the party's constitution.

His statement reads in part:

“The misfortune of the NNPP is attributed to Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s high-handedness, preventing party members from registering according to the law."

Speaking on the crisis, Temiloluwa Bamgbose, a public commentator, told that the governor will have to prepare better when going into an election next time should the Supreme Court did not favour him.

He said:

"If the Supreme Court has given a judgement in a matter, there is nothing else to be done. The Supreme Court is the arbiter on election matters. So the governor will have to follow rule of law and prepare better next time."

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Sacking of Gov Yusuf: Police announce arrest of 7 violence plotters earlier reported that the sacking of Governor Yusuf of Kano state by the Court of Appeal continued to create tension in the northern state.

The police disclosed that about seven people had been arrested following intelligence that some groups were plotting to unleash violence on the state.

Usaini Gumel, the police commissioner in the state, stated that the operatives of the force dispersed the groups who disguised as businessmen.


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