APC petitions IGP, demands arrests of ‘NNPP elements’ who suspended party chair, Ganduje

Friday Ajagunna
Friday Ajagunna
Abdullahi Ganduje

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has petitioned the Inspector General of Police IGP, Kayode Egbetokun, asking him to arrest some elements of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Ganduje Ward of Kano State, who announced the removal of the APC national chairman, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje.

The APC, in a statement issued Tuesday in Abuja, described the act as “downright criminal” and despicable.

The statement read: “The attention of the All Progressives Congress APC has been drawn to media reports of the purported suspension of the National Chairman, HE Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, CON, from the Party by the Executive Committee of the Ganduje Ward in the Dawakin Tofa local government area of Kano State. 

“The purported suspension was the devious act of a group of impersonators of Ward officials out to cause mischief and create confusion in the otherwise peaceful Ganduje Ward chapter of our Party. The perpetrators of this criminal act are not card-carrying members of APC in the Ward but are individuals affiliated with senior officials and representatives of the New Nigeria People Party (NNPP).

“This act procured by officials of the ruling NNPP in Kano is part of the despicable program of political persecution launched by the administration of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf against Ganduje, a former governor of Kano state. 

“The purported suspension is downright criminal, and of no effect whatsoever. The legitimate Executive Committee of the Ganduje Ward has since denounced the action and reaffirmed Dr. Ganduje as a bonafide member of the Party in the Ward, and in good standing.

“The Party has filed a petition with the Inspector General of Police requesting an expedited investigation of this matter and that the perpetrators and their sponsors be brought to justice,”  the party said in the statement signed by Felix Morka.

He then urged party faithful and the general public to disregard reports of the suspension of Ganduje “who is and remains, the national chairman of our great Party”.

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