Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has assured that his supporters would keep the peace and abide by all regulations during Saturday’s election, having participated in signing a peace pact with other candidates at the National Peace Committee meeting which held in Abuja.
However, the Chief Campaign Spokesperson of his party’s Campaign Council for Kano State 2023, Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa, on Thursday ,accused the All Progressives Congress in the state of formenting trouble through alleged deployment of political thugs.
Sanusi made the allegation in a statement on Thursday, two days to the presidential election.
He said, “We have thwarted the APC scheme to deny our members, supporters and stakeholders their fundamental freedom of political association as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We welcome the development from the joint security operation of the army, police and civil defence personnel who have arrested over 300 political thugs assigned to orchestrate attack on the motorcade of our presidential candidate.
“We learned that two serving Local Government chairmen were also arrested in connection to the illegal possession of firearms. A notorious gang leader of APC thugs who has been known as the ruling party’s hit-man is now in the custody of police.
“We urged the police to ensure that all the political criminals and thugs arrested are brought to book to face the full wrath of the law.”