Kano: NNPP accuses DSS of executing hatchet job for APC

New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP)

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By Aminu Garko

The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has accused the Director of Department of State Services, DSS, in Kano of executing a hatchet job to to scare our supporters and suppress its votes, and create a ripe environment to rig the election with arrest of its members.

A chieftain of NNPP in Kano, Dr Bappa Bichi made the allegation while calling for the release of six of its members arrested in Madobi and Municipal Local Government Areas of the state by officials of the DSS on Wednesday.

Bichi listed the arrested Kano NNPP members as Suyudi Hassan, Sama’ila Hausawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Hausawa, Alhaji Habibu, Habu Tabule and Malam Samaila Mangu.

He alleged that the DSS took the arrested NNPP members to an undisclosed location.

“This is one of the hatchet jobs that the Director of the DSS is being kept to do – arrest our leaders, scare our supporters, suppress our votes, and create a ripe environment to rig the election,” he alleged.

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The chieftain also called for thorough investigation into the violence inciting and provocative activities of some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state ahead of the Saturday poll.

He explained that the party have suspended its planned peaceful protest following a letter the party received from the Nigeria Police Force, notifying the party that all rallies, procession and protests should be put on hold by all political parties.

“In compliance with the DIG Zone 1 of Nigeria Police, and because of the tremendous amount of respect we have for the Police Force, we have decided to put the planned peaceful protest on hold.

“We are also putting the protest on hold because higher authorities from Abuja have reached out to the national headquarters of our party and assured us that every necessary step is being taken to address our grievances,” he said.


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