The Kano State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has criticized the ongoing demonstrations in the state capital by supporters of the ruling New Nigeria People’s Party following reported discrepancies in the Court of Appeal’s judgment concerning Governor Abba Yusuf.
The opposition APC condemned the protests led by NNPP supporters, considering it a breach of the Peace Accord previously endorsed by various parties in the state in preparation for the forthcoming March 18 governorship election.
In recent days, Kano has witnessed continuous protests sparked by inconsistencies discovered in the Court of Appeal’s ruling, which ousted Governor Abba Yusuf of the NNPP and declared Nasiru Gawuna of the APC as the winner of the Kano governorship election.
During a press conference held in Kano on Thursday, Alhaji Musa Kwankwaso, a prominent APC figure and former Commissioner for Rural Development, alleged that the Yusuf-led government was funding these protests to incite public sentiment.
“These judgments were passed in accordance with the constitutional provisions and the Electoral Act, as amended. Not happy with the judgment, the NNPP and the Kwankwasiyya Movement have engaged in massive propaganda, thereby insulting the judiciary and trying to instigate political violence in Kano.
“This is a violation of the Peace Accord that was signed at the Police Command recently, part of which has banned such public assemblies,” Kwankwaso said.
He emphasized that, in contrast to the image being projected by the NNPP administration, the state was currently witnessing a period of peace and calmness, allowing everyone to engage in their regular activities without disruption.
“These protests are stage-managed and deliberately intended to create tension in the state and make it look like all is not well.
“The people of Kano are with APC and with Gawuna and Ganduje. We won our election and the court detected the invalid votes they mischievously placed during the polls and cancelled them, and ours were returned to us,” he said.