NNPP faults police seige on Borno office, fingers APC
The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has condemned the Police siege on its two Secretariats in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
The party described the action by the security agency as outrageous, barbaric, repulsive, reprehensible and disgusting.
The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Agbo Major said the NNPP would resist “this executive recklessness, rascality, impunity and reign of terror by the outgoing All Progressives Congress in the state that is jittery over the popularity of our great Party in Borno State”
Armed security personnel suspected to be policemen on Thursday morning invaded and took over the Party Secretariat in Maiduguri, Borno state capital few days to the unveiling of the State Office located around Abbaganaram ward of the metropolis.
Major said the party’s National Leader and Presidential Candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso was to official unveil the buildings on Saturday.
He said: “For years, the good people of Borno State have been yearning for a new Nigeria which NNPP represents and will win in the 2023 general election to breathe fresh air into governance and provide dividends of democracy to the long-suffering citizens in the state.
“It is this fear of progressive wind of change that frightens the outgoing Governor Babagaro Umara Zulum to conspire with the Police authorities in the state and sealed off two Secretariats of the Party in Maiduguri in feverish attempt to frustrate the visit of Senator Kwankwaso this Saturday.
“The inglorious era of political persecution and vendetta that impeded the nation’s democratic encounter is over. Any attempt to cause confusion and create imaginary political upheavals in the polity ahead of the 2023 general election must be resisted by all lovers of democracy in Nigeria.
“NNPP is a major stakeholder in the Nigeria project and cannot be intimidated by retrogressive and reactionary forces that want to destabilize the nation in order to perpetuate their stay in office against the wish of the people and clear provisions of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.
“Officials of the Party in the State have spent hours waiting to meet with the Commissioner of Police in his office to no avail as he is not available to explain why he dispatched his men to seal the Secretariats.
“NNPP urges the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba to call the Commissioner of Police, Borno State Command to order, investigate this anti-democratic siege of a foremost political party in Nigeria and withdraw his men immediately.
“A new Nigeria is possible if citizens, security agents and governments at all levels are law-abiding, follow due process and uphold democratic ethos, ethics and ideals. ”