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Attack On Atiku Campaign Convoy: NNPP Asks Buhari To Caution APC Governors

The New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to caution his party governors over their desperation and intolerance, which is a danger to Nigeria’s democracy.

NNPP made the call in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Dr Agbo Major, in reaction to the attack on the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential campaign convoy in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Wednesday.

NNPP condemned the “outrageous, barbaric and repulsive” attack, in which over 70 persons were reportedly injured and several vehicles damaged.

It said it was intended to undermine the nation’s emerging democracy ahead of the crucial 2023 general election that will redefine and redirect the destiny of the country.

The party urged all lovers of the constitutional rule to condemn and resist this dastardly act by those it called anti-democratic forces who want to foist the rule of might and thuggery in place of our cherished rule of law, tolerance, and unity in diversity.

It added that the latest attack on the foundations of the nation’s frail democracy shows the level of desperation and intolerance of opposition political parties by the outgoing All Progressives Congress in Borno State.

“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 recalled in the statement.

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