The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the presence of two governors from Niger Republic at the presidential campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari.
The media aide to Kano State Governor, Salihu Yakassi announced the presence of the two Niger Republic Governors on his twitter page.
The message read:
“Salihu Yakasai, media aide to Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje, said this on his Twitter handle beneath a photo of the governors and Ganduje.
“Yakasai said, “H.E @GovUmarGanduje with his deputy H.E Dr Nasiru Gawuna, his former Dep H.E Prof Hafiz Abubakar, Minister of Interior Abdurrahman Dambazau and that of Water Resources, Suleiman Kazaure, Governors of Zinder and Maradi from Niger Republic, & others getting ready to receive @MBuhari #PMBinKano.”
Yakasai added that the two Nigerien governors were in Kano to rally support for the President Buhari’s re-election.
Condemning the APC action, the PDP said for a nation contending with insurgency and banditry, the involvement of mercenaries from neighboring countries in the APC rally must be condemned by all & sundry.
Read the full statement
@OfficialAPCNg Kano Rally: Yesterday, we raised the alarm on how the @MBuhari Presidency and the @OfficialAPCNg rented and smuggled in a crowd of aliens from Niger Republic to populate Mr. President’s campaign rally in Kano state, after they could not mobilize Nigerians to attend
President @MBuhari and the @OfficialAPCNg, in their desperation have compromised our territorial integrity as a nation and this portends grave danger to our national security and the sanctity of our electoral process.
For a nation contending with insurgency & banditry, the involvement of mercenaries from neighboring countries in the @OfficialAPCNg rally must be condemned by all & sundry.This is particularly against the backdrop of claims by @MBuhari that killer herdsmen our from Sahel region.
Nigerians can now see the unfolding of the plots by agents the @OfficialAPCNg to use mercenaries from neighboring countries to precipitate crisis with the aim of scuttling the 2019 general election, having realized that they cannot win in a free, fair and credible election.
Now we understand the weight of the submission by the NSA, Maj. Gen. Mongunu (rtd) when he stated recently that; “unscrupulous elements are already mobilising merchants of violence & terrorists to orchestrate violence during the elections in several states of the federation”.
On account of these, @OfficialPDPNig demands an urgent and thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to the presence of politicians and thugs from Niger Republic at the APC presidential rally in Kano on Thursday.
The @OfficialAPCNg and the @MBuhari Presidency must immediately explain the roles being played by Issa Moussa, Governor of Zinder and his counterpart from Maradi, Zakiri Umar both of the Niger Republic, who were sighted decked in the attires of the APC, in our political affairs.
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