The New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, has called off its planned protest against the director of the Department of State Security (DSS) in Kano State, Alhassan Muhammad, over alleged arrests of its members in an effort to subvert the party’s chances to the advantage of the APC.
Speaking to newsmen, a senatorial candidate of the party, Dr Baffa Bichi, said the party’s earlier decision to stage a protest was not because the DSS director had overstayed his time, whom, as he explained, was due to retire 15 months ago, but because he was kept in Kano at the behest of Governor Ganduje.
Bichi alleged that Governor Ganduje used the DSS director in 2019 to subvert the will of the people.
He disclosed that the protest is being put on hold because higher authorities have reached out to the party and assured that all necessary steps have been taken to address their grievances.
He further alleged that the NNPP, had obtained information that the DSS had made arrangements to use some youths to infiltrate the party and cause a breach of peace during the protest.