The NNPP warns Buhari to warn APC leaders about the attack on Atiku’s convoy.
Following the attack on Atiku’s convoy in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint progressive governors.
On Thursday, the NNPP issued a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Dr Agbo Major.
Approximately 70 people were reportedly injured during the incident, and several vehicles in Atiku’s convoy were vandalized.
According to the NNPP, it was critical for Buhari to call the APC governors to order in order to preserve Nigeria’s hard-won democracy.
While condemning the attack on the Peoples Democratic Party, the PDP’s presidential campaign convoy NNPP described it as outrageous, barbaric, and repulsive, and intended to undermine the country’s emerging democracy ahead of the crucial 2023 general election that will redefine and redirect the country’s destiny.
The party stated that the latest assault on the nation’s frail democracy demonstrates the level of desperation and intolerance displayed by the outgoing All Progressives Congress in Borno State. The party stated that the latest assault on the nation’s frail democracy demonstrates the level of desperation and intolerance displayed by the outgoing All Progressives Congress in Borno State.
It stated, “In August this year, our great party, the NNPP was a victim of this political intolerance and executive recklessness in the state when Governor Babagana Zulum was jittery over the ever-increasing popularity and acceptance of the party’s Presidential Candidate, His Excellency, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (FNSE), Ph.D. invited the police to seal off NNPP’s two secretariats in Maiduguri, the state capital ahead of his visit to commission the secretariats.
“The national outcry it generated forced the police to vacate the secretariats which paved way for the party’s presidential candidate to visit the state. During the same visit, our presidential candidate’s convoy was attacked at the Bulumkutu railway crossing in the suburbs of Maiduguri as he made his way to the airport to depart the state,” the party stated.
The NNPP expressed condolences to the victims of the attacks and prayed for their speedy recovery, and urged the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of State Security Services to ensure adequate security at political rallies to prevent any breach of the peace.
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