PDP Sues Buhari, APC, Over Presence Of Nigerien Govs At Kano APC Rally
Gov. Ganduje of Kano with the governors from Niger Republic/Twitter

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sued President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the attendance of two Nigerien governors at the ruling party’s rally in Kano.

In the suit filed before a Federal High Court in Abuja, the PDP wants the court to determine whether the presence of governors of the neighbouring countries is not a violation of Nigerian laws.

Advertise With Us

Joined in the suit are the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria Immigration Service and the Minister for Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau.

Recall that Governors Issa Moussa of Zinder and Zakiri Umar of Maradi attended the rally which held on January 31.

Also, Salihu Yakasai, media aide to Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje, confirmed the presence of the governors with a photo of the governors and Ganduje.

Yakasai said, “H.E @GovUmarGanduje with his deputy H.E Dr Nasiru Gawuna, his former Dep H.E Prof Hafiz Abubakar, Minister of Interior Abdurrahman Dambazau and that of Water Resources, Suleiman Kazaure, Governors of Zinder and Maradi from Niger Republic, & others getting ready to receive @MBuhari #PMBinKano.”

Yakasai added that the two Nigerien governors were in Kano to rally support for the President Buhari’s re-election.

The PDP had earlier accused Buhari of mortgaging the future of Nigeria, alleging that the President and his party, the APC, would also import voters from neighbouring countries for the February 16 Presidential election.

The National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, called the attention of the international community to the alleged plan by the ruling party.

He said that elections were internal affairs of Nigerians, wondering why the two foreign governors would be in Kano to welcome the President to his own country.

He said the presence of the two foreign governors had also vindicated the PDP’s claim that President Buhari and his party had been importing foreigners to attend the APC rallies.