Kano Appeal Court ruling shocking – NNPP founder, Aniebonam

Dr Boniface Aniebonam, founder of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) says the Appeal Court ruling sacking Gov. Abba Yusuf, its governor in Kano, is a rude shock to the party.

Aniebonam, while reacting to the Appellate Court’s ruling on Friday invalidating Yusuf’s victory at the poll, said that only the party could determine who its members are and not the court.

“Again a rude shock to me hearing the verdict of the appeal court in Abuja against the governor of Kano state, Abba Yusuf of NNPP.

“I do know that it is only the NNPP and its members that can determine who is a members of the party.

“I also know that a party and its members can bring into the party, and grant such a person a waiver to go into the election and represent the party in an election.

“I also know and believe that it is only someone who contested nomination under NNPP that can challenge the membership of the party in an election.

“To the contrary, no other person has the right to raise an objection,” Aniebonam said in a statement on Saturday.

He, however, said that the NNPP still believed that justice would not only be done but seen to have been done.

The founder said: “Our hope is alive ahead of the Supreme Court judgment in due time.

“I hereby encourage all members of our great party and indeed the indigenes of Kano in particular to keep faith with the final decision of God under these avoidable circumstances.”