The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of working hard to truncate the will of the people in Kano and Taraba states. The party asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to urgently correct this injustice done to the NNPP and its Governorship candidate to bring lasting peace and stability in Taraba State.
Addressing a news conference in Abuja, National Chairman of the party, Prof Rufai Ahmed Alkali said the party was working hard to control its supporters and ensure that peace would reign, stressing that while the supporters have not allowed themselves to be provoked, there is a limit to people’s endurance level.
Alkali said the briefing was meant to draw the attention of Nigerians and the international community to the shenanigans of some people who, in their desperation for power, believe they are above the law and can do just anything and get away with it.
He said while some people have done everything to subvert the will of the people, the NNPP has resisted every form of provocation in order not to heat up the polity and has gone to great extent to put its members and supporters under serious control, even in the face of unwarranted provocation, across the country, especially in Kano and Taraba states.
He said: “You were all living witnesses to how the elections, especially in Kano and Taraba states, were turned into a war. But glory be to God, the will of the people of Kano State prevailed. We appreciate our teeming supporters for not allowing themselves to be provoked. But there is a limit to people’s endurance level.
“Just like Kano State, Taraba State has been facing serious difficulties. It is very glaring that what happened in the March 18 Governorship and House of Assembly elections in Taraba State was a disgrace.
“The victory of our party in Taraba State in the March 18 election was brazenly stolen in broad daylight, using some compromised security agents.
“When it was apparent that NNPP was coasting home to victory, some forces of darkness went into action, and not minding the costs, they embarked on a mission to just destroy the whole process. At the end of day, they tried to achieve their evil plan at a very huge cost in terms of lives and properties they wasted in the process. “We in the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) therefore totally reject that PDP won the governorship elections in Taraba State. This issue has already been taken up and details are available to INEC, and we urge the electoral umpire to urgently correct this injustice done to NNPP and our governorship candidate to bring lasting peace and stability in Taraba State”.