Let justice prevail in Kano, NNPP urges Tinubu
By Michael Ofulue, Osogbo
Forum of State Chairmen under the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) have called on President Bola Tinubu to as a matter of urgency intervene with a view to resolving political logjam created by Appeal Court that sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.
The forum while calling on the President to let justice prevail, opined that judgment perceived as wrong in the governorship contest would give a bad impression about the President.
The Chairman of the forum, Dr Tosin Odeyemi stated this while fielding questions from journalists at an event in Osogbo, Osun State capital.
Odeyemi said: ”I want to pass a message to the President of Nigeria, His Excellency Bola Tinubu to please let justice prevail in Kano state.
“I’m speaking as the chairman of all the states Chairmen of NNPP in Nigeria, I’m speaking because I have a mandate of all the states to say this, we want justice in Kano state, we don’t want any interference, we can all see the mess.
“The judiciary is the last hope of the common man, I want to believe that the President should allow peace to reign because if anything happens otherwise we cannot preempt what can happen” he said.
Speaking on the recent appointment of Ashim Abioye, as the Chairman of Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC), Odeyemi, who is the Secretary, Inter-party Advisory Council (IPAC), in Osun State, said IPAC will work with the indigenes of the state against the appointment of a card-carrying member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Odeyemi, said they reject the appointment of a member of the ruling party to conduct local government elections in the state.
Odeyemi who doubles as the chairman of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Osun State said: “Governor cannot appoint a card-carrying member of his party to come and conduct an election that will not be biased.”
He noted that IPAC will not participate in the local government future election if the appointment of the new OSIEC chairman is not reversed.
Osun state Governor on behalf of the populace have been arguing about the OSIEC Chairman, Hashim Abioye that has been appointed. I want to believe that something will still be done because we are not in agreement except if PDP and one other would go to the field and contest to win in the election.
“But, if they are waiting for us to go to court as a tactic to delay and have their men at the helm of affairs, saying there is a court case they won’t conduct the election, we will not go to court.
“We are going to work with our people who are party members, and the Osun indigenes who will agree with us that truly they cannot bring a card-carrying member of PDP to come and conduct an election that will not be biased,” he said.
Recalled that the appointment of OSIEC Chairman, Barrister Hashim Abioye, who is also a Senior Special Adviser to the Osun State Governor has witnessed numbers of criticism from opposition parties, groups, and Civil Societies Organisations in the state.