Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) called for the prosecution of members of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that allegedly sought to incite violence following the announcement of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the new Emir of Kano.
In a statement Interim National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, issued in Lagos, the opposition party said the statement issued by PDP's Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, reportedly congratulating one of the contenders long before the Kano State government announced the new Emir was premeditated and calibrated to incite violence.
“'What is so urgent about congratulating the new Emir that could not have waited for a few hours for the appropriate authority to make an official announcement?” APC queried.
The party said when the announcement was eventually made and the contender who had already been congratulated lost out, it was only natural that his supporters would feel short changed.
“'It is therefore obvious that the PDP, through its National Publicity Secretary went out of their way to stoke the fire of violence in Kano.
'Since we live in a country which is being governed by the rule of law, the best option open to the Kano state government is for the State Attorney-General to immediately initiate criminal proceedings against PDP and its officials for incitement. Whatever explanations they have for their irresponsible and premeditated actions they should reserve for their defence in court,” APC stated.
Sanusi reportedly fell out of favour with some section of the ruling party before President Goodluck Jonathan suspended him from his position as central bank governor early this year.
– CAJ News
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