The gubernatorial candidate of the opposition New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, Abba Yusuf has sought dragged the chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Abdullahi Abbas, to court over inciting comments and hate speech.
Mr Yusuf, in a suit with case number FHC/KN/CS/02/2023 filed by his counsel Bashir Tudunwazirchi, requested the high court to as a matter of urgency compel the Kano State Police Commissioner to investigate and prosecute the APC chairman over allegations of “unguarded utterances that been creating political violence in the state”.
A statement signed by Sanusi DawakinTofa, the spokesperson for the candidate, said the NNPP gubernatorial candidate approached the court with a view to reminding the police to do the needful.
“We have written several complaints with overwhelming evidences on the numerous atrocities of the state chairman of APC, but till date, the police authority in Kano has not acted on any of them.
“In recent times, several attacks and political violence were orchestrated by Abdullahi Abbas, his son Sani Abdullahi Abbas and his closed associates where innocent individuals were maimed, injured and intimidated but yet, the police keep mum on the issue despite written complaints submitted to them,” said the statement.
The order of mandamus, if granted, would force the Kano Police Command to discharge its constitutional responsibility and act accordingly on the formal complaint written against the state APC chairman Abdullahi Abbas for alleged hate speeches, criminal intimidation and promotion of political thuggery.