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Kano: NNPP warns FG against state of emergency declaration in Kano

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The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has warned against the declaration of a state of emergency in Kano State due to the current emirship tussle in the state.

In a statement over the weekend, a spokesman for the party, Ladipo Johnson, accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of using security agencies to subvert the will of the people in the state.

The NNPP therefore faulted the alleged forceful return of the deposed Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, to Kano through the might of the Federal Government, noting that it was a threat to peace and harmony in the state.

According to the statement, “The on-going situation should not be an excuse to declare a state of emergency, which would then translate to achieving what Ganduje and the APC could not achieve through their regrettable actions up to the Supreme Court, as the people of Kano are steadfast to resist attempts to subvert their mandate freely given to Governor Abba Yusuf of the NNPP.

“The on-going siege on Kano State, especially the Palace of the Emir of Kano, by soldiers and other security agents is nothing but a show of shame and a threat to the democracy which some Nigerians shed their blood to enthrone.

“Nigerians have been embarrassed since early Saturday morning to see the deployment of soldiers and other security agents around the vicinity of the Emir of Kano’s Palace, in what seems like plan to overturn the constitutionally backed restructuring and restoration of the lost glory of the Kano State Emirate Council.

“This is a process which went through the whole gamut of law amendment processes.

“The drafters of the 1999 Constitution, as amended, in their wisdom have given the different tiers of Government in the country (Federal, State, and Local Government) different spheres of responsibilities and the administration of Local Governments and Chieftaincy matters exclusively to the States”.