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Political Turmoil Unfolds in Kano as APC’s Claims of Victory Snatching Raise Concerns-Magaji

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Barrister Muhyi Magaji Rimin Gado

 

 

KANO, Nigeria- In the aftermath of the March 18, 2023 elections in Kano, a concerning political landscape has emerged, with the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its supporters steadfastly asserting claims to victory and raising fears of potential violence.

Since the period before and after the March 18 elections, the APC and its supporters have been vocal in their assertions of victory, employing various tactics to secure their position. The intensity of these claims has sparked worries that the APC is, in every sense of the word, provoking violence more than any other political group in Kano.
Muhuyi Magaji Rimin Gado, the chairman of Kano Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission, voiced these concerns in response to the ongoing political turmoil, particularly its impact on the judicial process. Speaking exclusively to Hausa Channel DCL Hausa, Chairman Rimin Gado, expressing his opinions as an individual and a bona fide Kano citizen, highlighted the potential for increased violence stemming from the APC’s persistent claims.

In his statements, Chairman Rimin Gado underscored the delicate nature of the political climate, emphasizing the need for lawful means in resolving electoral disputes to avert potential violence.

The historical context, as outlined by Chairman Rimin Gado, includes the 2023 elections where the Nigeria New Progress Party (NNPP) emerged as the victor. Despite a fair and square victory, Chairman Rimin Gado noted instances where the former ruling party, APC, mobilized individuals wielding machetes. These individuals attempted to snatch and destroy ballot boxes won by NNPP, with the intent of forcing the election into inconclusiveness. These efforts, however, ultimately did not succeed.

As Kano grapples with the aftermath of contested election results, the concerns raised by Chairman Rimin Gado shed light on the need for a peaceful resolution and the preservation of the integrity of the electoral process in the region.

Amidst the political turbulence in Kano, Muhuyi Magaji Rimin Gado, the chairman of the Kano Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission, has not only expressed concerns over potential violence but also issued a strong call for the preservation of judicial independence and impartiality.

The call for judicial independence comes at a critical time when political tensions are high, and the integrity of the electoral process is under scrutiny. Chairman Rimin Gado underscored the importance of the judiciary in serving as a bastion of justice, ensuring that disputes are resolved in accordance with the law, free from undue interference.

Furthermore, he highlighted the need for transparency in the adjudication of cases related to the contested election results in Kano. Chairman Rimin Gado asserted that an impartial judiciary would play a crucial role in fostering peace and stability in the region, allowing for a democratic process that upholds the rights and will of the people.

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Northern Senators Commends ECOWAS Leaders For Lifting Sanctions On Niger Republic

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Abuja. – Today, the Northern Senators Forum expresses it’s heartfelt appreciation and commendation to the exceptional leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for their decisive action in lifting sanctions imposed on Niger Republic as a result of military takeover on 26th July, 2023. We are pleased to see that ECOWAS has responded to the progressive requests made by us individually and collectively on the subject matter, and we commend their prudent and compassionate approach in addressing these critical issues.

The Northern Senators Forum believes that the principled and empathetic decision made by ECOWAS to lift the sanctions on Niger Republic is a testament to the organization’s commitment to regional solidarity, cooperation, and respect for human rights. We understand that this action will go a long way in alleviating the suffering of the people of Niger Republic, as well as ensuring the restoration of stability and economic prosperity in our region.

We are particularly grateful that ECOWAS leaders have considered our pleas to restore electricity, open borders, and lift the sanctions on Niger Republic. These measures will not only have crucial humanitarian implications, but will also foster regional integration, trade, and cooperation. We firmly believe that this step taken by ECOWAS will positively impact the lives of the people of Niger Republic and Nigeria and facilitate the restoration of trust and harmony among all member states.

As representatives of the people and advocates for justice and democracy, we commend ECOWAS for their responsiveness and understanding of the immense challenges faced by our fellow West African nation. The Northern Senators Forum stands in solidarity with ECOWAS IN restoring democracy and rule of law in Niger Republic and other west African countries, and we are committed to working to promote stability, peace, and socio-economic development throughout the region.

The Northern Senators Forum urges the government of Niger Republic and its people to seize this opportunity to hasten the process of returning to democratic governance to build a stronger and more prosperous nation, harnessing their resilient spirit and unwavering determination. Furthermore, we urge all regional stakeholders to continue engaging in dialogue and pursuing peaceful solutions to address any remaining concern, fostering a harmonious environment for progress and development.

Finally, the Northern Senators Forum would like to reiterate its deep appreciation to ECOWAS leaders especially President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Nigeria for their proactive and benevolent intervention in lifting the sanctions imposed on Niger Republic. We are confident that this decision will leave an indelible mark on the collective consciousness of all West African nations and serve as a shining example for resolving differences through dialogue and diplomacy.

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BREAKING: ECOWAS lifts sanctions against Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso

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President Bola Ahmad Tinubu addressing the Extraordinary meeting of ECOWAS heads of state in Abuja,Photo:Channels TV

 

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has lifted sanctions imposed on Niger Republic, Mali, Burkina Faso, member nations that are ruled by military.

The authorities of ECOWAS on Saturday said the decision was based on humanitarian considerations, especially because of the Lenten period and the approaching month of Ramadan.

The regional bloc also lifted sanctions on Republic of Guinea-Bissau.

To invite all four countries to a meeting.

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Kano Unity Forum Urges Drug Dealers to Comply with Court Directives and Relocate to Dangwauro

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Alhaji Gidado Mukhtar addressing the Press

Alhaji Gidado Mukhtar, representing the unity forum, addressed the press in Kano, highlighting the city’s historic significance as a commercial hub spanning centuries, despite facing challenges from colonial and post-colonial legacies.

Recent years have seen a surge in attempts to undermine Kano through the importation of dangerous drugs, posing a grave threat to its future and Northern Nigeria at large, with drug dealers operating openly in markets like Muhammad Abubakar Rimi Market, Sabongari.
Statistics from the NDLEA reveal alarming figures, with substantial quantities of psychotropic substances seized within a short span, prompting urgent action to safeguard society’s future.

The Kano State Government, disturbed by the situation, initiated the establishment of a modern pharmaceutical market within the new Kano Economic City at Dangwauro through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP), aiming to regulate and monitor unlawful activities.

Despite efforts to relocate dealers to the new market, resistance persists, with the perpetrators going to the extent of instituting legal action against directives, recently ruled against by the court.

Stakeholders emphasize the intolerability of allowing illicit drugs to pervade society, asserting a unified stance against the trade’s detrimental impact on Kano’s fabric, and vow to employ all legitimate means to halt its spread.

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