Kano NNPP suspends planned protest against DSS

The New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, has called off its planned protest against the director of the Department of State Security (DSS) in the Kano State, Alhassan Muhammad, over alleged arrests of its members in an effort to subvert the party’s chances to the advantage of APC.

Speaking to newsmen, a senatorial candidate of the party, Dr Baffa Bichi, said the party’s earlier decision to stage a protest was not because the DSS director had overstayed his time, whom, as he explained, was due to retire 15 months ago, but because he was kept in Kano at the behest of Governor Ganduje.

Bichi alleged that Governor Ganduje used the DSS director in 2019 to “steal elections” and subverts the will of the people.

“But as law-abiding, patriotic and peaceful people and responsible citizens, and having received a letter from the police notifying us of that all rallies and processions and protests should be put on hold, we have agreed to do so,” he said.

“We are putting the protest on hold because higher authorities from Abuja have reached out to our party and assured us that all necessary steps have been taken to address our grievances,” he added.

The NNPP, he further alleged, had obtained information that the DSS had made arrangements to use some youths to infiltrate the party and cause a breach of peace during the protest.

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