A group of the All Progressives Congress, under the umbrella of National Coalition of APC Progressives Stakeholders, All Progressives Congress, has expressed disappointment over the New Nigeria Peoples Party action, by organising an “embarrassing 8-man protest” in London, against the judgment of the Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which sacked Gov. Abba Yusuf.
The stakeholders in chat during a press conference in Abuja on Monday, said the London protest was organised after a failed attempt to discredit the tribunal judgement.
Speaking on behalf of the stakeholders, the National Secretary of the group, Isabella Odunayo, said it was shameful that Yusuf and the Kwankwasiyya Movement only got persons for a protest which targeted about 1,000 people, noting that it is a sign that Nigerians both home and abroad, accepted the judgment in good faith.
According to her, the group is addressing the press to clarify some of the lies being circulated by the NNPP, saying that it was barbaric and archaic for the NNPP to stoop so low, by taking to blackmailing, calling for justice in faraway London when justice has already been served with the judgment of the tribunal in Nigeria.
“After failed attempts to discredit the tribunal ruling, the NNPP desperation took them to London where it sponsored a protest to blackmail the federal government and discredit the tribunal judgment. Unknown to the organizers, Nigerians in the diaspora had watched clips of the jubilation that trailed the APC victory at the tribunal.
“It is shameful that Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf and the Kwankwasiyya Movement only got eight persons for a protest which targeted about 1,000 people, a sign that Nigerians both home and in the diaspora accepted the judgment in good faith.
“The NNPP should be aware that the judiciary cannot be intimidated by its threat as security agencies in Nigeria are fully prepared to secure the Country.
“The eight people led by Dr Aminu Bello who embarrassed themselves yesterday (on Sunday) in London do not represent the interest of Nigerians,” she said.