The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Kno has accused the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mamman Dauda of colluding with Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and the APC of working to disrupt the forthcoming elections.
The Party during a press conference on Sunday, revealed that the compromised Commissioner of Police have been acting on a list generated by the state government with names of key actors of the NNPP members blacklisted for arrest.
The Senatorial Candidate, Kano North Senatorial Candidate, NNPP, Baffa Bichi who read the text on behalf of the Party’s state chairman, Haruna Doguwa, confirmed that so far, over 100 members of the party are held at the police headquarters illegally.
Bichi also revealed that, the CP has also directed all his DPOs not to entertain any complaint from the NNPP but keeps providing cover for Ganduje, carrying out his illegal biding like working hard to arrest NNPP stalwart, Muhuyi Rimingado despite a court order against his arrest.
“We wish to call on all relevant authorities of the Police and Mr. President to immediately remove CP Dauda from Kano.
“We give Mamman Daura to release our members in detention unconditionally as we are aware of his efforts with the state attorney general to frame them for murder”.
“This same Police Commissioner has refused to comply with two different court orders issued for the arrest of APC Chairman in the State, Abdullahi Abbas”.
“Failure to release them in the next 24hrs, we shall embark on a state-wide peaceful protest to demand the release of our members”, Baffa added.
He further alleged that police vehicles are even being used to campaign for the ruling APC in some local government areas in the state as their vehicles have been seen carrying campaign posters if the APC.
In view of the above allegations, the NNPP said it is considering withdrawing it’s signature from the recent Peace Accord Treaty signed for a peaceful elections since the APc government is not respecting the treaty.
However, that the party shall continue to explore other legal avenues provided by the constitution without resulting to violence.
Messages sent to the Police spokesperson in Kano, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa for his reaction to the accusations were not answered as at the time of filing this report.
Efforts to also get the state reaction proved abortive as the state commissioner of information, Muhammad Garba could not be reached on phone.