Police in the State Capital of Borno State have sealed the NNPP Secretariat in Maiduguri.
The Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso Campaign Office accused Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state of getting the state to seal the party secretariat.
This is coming two days to the visit of the Kwankwaso scheduled for August 27.
In a statement titled “Forceful closure of NNPP headquarters in Maiduguri by the Borno State Government” and signed Muyiwa Fatosa, the NNPP said the police did not only seal the premises but also destroyed facilities and beat up their staff members.
“This morning a combined team of security operatives led by MOPOL of the Nigerian Police forcefully shutdown our state headquarters, destroying facilities, beating, injuring and chasing out group of staff, party members and supporters.
“This is coming on the heels of the visit to Borno state by the NNPP national leader and Presidential Candidate, HE Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, PhD FNSE to commission the office in two days time, Saturday 27th August, 2022.
“Recall that HE Kwankwaso has been touring round the country commissioning NNPP offices where he continued to enjoy widespread support and massive turnout of supporters peacefully, Borno is not an exception.
“This action is totally unacceptable and we condemn it in its entirety. It is glaringly sending a wrong signal as we enter a critical stage of the electioneering period. We therefore call on the Borno state government to unseal our office and direct the security operatives stationed there to vacate our premises. The police and security agencies must resist any attempt to be used as a tool by some desperate politicians.
“This uncivilised action however won’t discourage the NNPP and HE Sen. Kwankwaso and his teeming supporters nationwide in the race towards bringing back a New Nigeria everyone will be proud of.
“We urge all our supporters to remain calm, law abiding, go on their different businesses and particularly our party and supporters in Borno state to continue all preparations towards receiving our Presidential Candidate in two days time, Saturday, 27th August, 2022,” the statement read in part.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Sani Kamil, requested for more time to have details of the incident.