APC accuses PDP of inciting violence in Kano
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the PDP of inciting the violence that followed the announcement of new Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, on Sunday, in an apparent attempt to destabilize the state, and urged the Kano state Attorney-General to prosecute all PDP officials involved in this act of destabilization.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, interim National Publicity Secretary of the party said in a statement issued in Lagos on Monday 9 June.
The party said PDP’s Publicity Secretary Olisa Metuh congratulated one of the contenders long before the Kano state government announced the new Emir, noting that this 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 quizzed.
The party said when the announcement was eventually made and the contender who had already been congratulated lost, it is only natural that his supporters feel shortchanged.
“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 said.