Adamu Aminu, Kano.
The Congress of United Political Party (CUPP) under the chairmanship of Muhammad Abdullahi Raji have exonerated itself with regard to the decision made by some its members which were said to be mischievously deceived by the government towards accept the validity of the concocted election which Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje emerged victoriously.
Muhammad Raji made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in Kano.
He added that after the supplementary fabricated elections, with a bunch of questionable antecedents, under the complimentary underground efforts of INEC, which the members of the CUPP unanimously agreed that re-run was far from fairness, but at last, some fraction of members thronged to the government to accept the outcome of the election.
“We’re here to re-affirmed our supports to PDP of ( Abba Kabiru Yusuf) on the election base on our field data after the election even try to take litigation action by ourselves, we can’t but try to redeem our good names of our political parties, which we don’t want to take part” Raji reiterated
Raji added that the truth of the matter is our members were invited to the government house without telling the motive of the invitation, but at last their names and signatures ended up in newspaper pages drumming supports to Ganduje’s victory.
While highlighting on the contentious issue, Chairman of Nigeria Peoples Democracy, NPD, Yunusa Zakari Gaya said he was among the participants of government house gathering, but they were shrouded about the actual reason of inviting them, unknowing that some among the attendees were subdued towards supporting Governor Ganduje re-election victory.
Adding that, we didn’t receive some amount of money as publicly circulated but only given fuel allowances.
“To be truthful we were mischievously deceived by the state government” Gaya insisted.
On his part, Chairman PDC, Kano chapter, Sani Babawo emphasized that we are not part and parcel of the government house skirmishes.
“Among the 45 political parties took part in the just concluded elections in Kano, there are some among the union of political parties that have already joined the bandwagon of supporting Ganduje in which we are practically not supporting his victory” Babawo said.
Customs Officers Manhandled Express FM Reporter in Kano.
Adamu Aminu, Kano
The operatives of Nigerian Customs Service assaulted Express Radio Reporter Lamin Hassan today in Kano.
The unfortunate incidence took place earlier today at Gwammaja quarters in Kano metropolitan.
Lamin Hassan is officially assigned to investigate and report comprehensively on the incessant complains by the public concerning the alleged harassment by customs officers recently.
“On my arrival at the scene clamping down on a Shopping mall selling Palm-date and Zam-Zam Water which they allegedly branded as contraband, while interviewing some people with regards to the incessant harassment, they came started assaulting me” Hassan said.
Reports reliably indicates that the customs officers snatched the Express Radio’s reporter recording, mutilated his clothes and manhandled him mercilessly.
” I was beaten with a gun on my chest by one custom operative just because I’m discharging my lawful duty” Hassan.
Recently, Customs operatives have intensifies their operations indiscriminately within nooks and crannies of Kano metropolis.
El Zakzaky’s Persecutions, Wickedness Of The Highest Order – University Professor.
Adamu Aminu, Kano.
Professor Dahiru Yahaya of the history department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria has attributed the longstanding detention of the Shiite leader in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is a federal government wickedness of the highest order.
Professor Yahaya said this while briefing newsmen on Saturday in Kano.
Adding that “Shiites members are peace-loving and law-abiding citizens, but the ongoing persecutions of El-Zakzaky and his teeming followers by the federal government is a deliberate step of subduing the movement by any means necessary, which their ill-motive would not prosper”
The University Don stressed that, in view of the ailments threatening the well-being and life of Sheikh El-Zakzaky while currently in detention, it is highly imperative for the federal government to consider the request of taking him abroad to seek for urgent medical attention.
“Shiite members in Nigeria were glaringly denied their right to worship, to move freely and also prevented from voicing-out their grievances through peaceful demonstration calling for the unconditional release of leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky but instead, they were killed and maimed in broad daylight by the security operatives” he emphasised.
Professor Yahaya goes on to say that even the Idol worshippers and other various faith in Nigeria are enjoying right of worshipping and practising their beliefs without prejudice, while Shiite members are been treated as impostors in their fatherland.
The renowned historian added that it is advisable for the sake of peace and harmony to reign, the federal government must respect the previous court orders which uphold the release of the Shiekh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky unconditionally.
“Saudi Arabia was the brain behind given out these contract to destabilise Shiite movement due to its loggerhead with Iran, and Nigeria is not an exception among the countries who gave patronage to such juicy contracts of putting our movement in disarray” he assured.
Professor Dahiru Yahaya added that living in peace and harmony is what Nigerians are presently craving for, to prosper in their various endeavours and going about practising their beliefs without intimidation and stigmatisation for no obvious reason.
Kano Records 60 months without Polio, says Ganduje
Adamu Aminu, Kano.
The Kano State Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has urged Kano populace to remain committed towards complimenting government efforts in fighting polio.
Dr. Ganduje made the disclosure on Sunday during the flag-off ceremony of August 2019 National Immunization plus days (NIPDs) held at Tsalle town in Gezawa Local Government Area.
He said this amidst the celebration of 60 months without a fresh outbreak of polio in Kano.
Adding that previous exercises were profoundly achieved by the government through the seamless co-operation and solid commitment given by people.
“It is obviously cleared that 60 months without any newly reported case of polio, is a welcoming development which was celebrated by all and sundry he added.
He urged parents, guardian, as well as caregivers to supports government efforts in the course of branding Nigeria free-polio country.
Earlier, in his remark, the permanent secretary, State ministry of health, Usman Bala said the state government has done a lot towards bringing the virus down to its knees through tireless routine immunisation exercises blended with a massive campaign of public enlightenment to keep people abreast of the need to immunised their children of poliomyelitis.
During the events, the representatives of Kano, Gaya and Rano emirates urged parents not to relent in supporting governments commitment to eradicate the menace poliovirus in Kano and the nation at large.
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