PDP decries insecurity, alleged intolerance, and balkanization of Kano emirate.
Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have decried rising insecurity in the country, alleging clampdown on opposition and insensitivity of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, as well as balkanization of the Kano Emirate by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
The party stated this at its meeting attended by Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki; National Chairman, Uche Secondus; former Kano State Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwanso and Cross Rivers State ex-governor, Liyel Imoke.
Others are the vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi; erstwhile Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State and Imo State Governor-elect Emeka Ihedioha, among others.
Owing to the seriousness of the issues at hand, they resolved to convene an emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) in a date yet to be announced.
The critical stakeholders expressed concerns over the unabated killings, bloodletting, and kidnapping in the country as well as an alleged attempt to “cause a crisis in Kano by the ill-advised fragmentation of the Kano Emirate and the renewed clampdown on opposition leaders.”
Also reviewed by the opposition leaders were what they called “intimidation, annexation, and manipulation of the judiciary, especially on election matters” as well as allegations of widespread corruption and “official high-handedness of the Buhari-led administration.”
It was learned that the meeting lamented the alleged “vindictive actions of the APC administration”, including fears of plots to clamp down on Obi and other PDP leaders as well as the ongoing “personal vendetta against Saraki by the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.”
They also played an alleged plot by the anti-graft agency to hound officials of the Rivers State government amid a restraining court order.
However, the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, yesterday returned to a tumultuous welcome after spending six days away.
Arriving the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano at about 4.20p.m., he was received by senior council members who pledged their allegiance.
The monarch, whose motorcade was tightly guarded, was accompanied by thousands of jubilant enthusiasts who had waited several hours for his arrival.
On ground to usher him in were the Dan Amar Kano/district head of Doguwa, Alhaji Aliyu Umar Harazimi; his Wudil counterpart, Alhaji Abdullahi Sarki Ibrahim; and Dan Isan Kano/district head of Warawa, Alhaji Kabiru Tijani Azim.