PDP Threatens To Sue Kano Govt.
The race to the Kano state government house in 2019 is getting more intense and the PDP in the state are not taking any unpleasant signs for granted.
They have threatened to take legal action against the APC-led state government.
Their offense is that they are allegedly using the police to stop its planned rally in Gaya on Saturday, March 24.
The state party chairman, Alhaji Mas’ud El-Jibril Doguwa made the stand of the party known while addressing newsmen in Kano on Friday.
The party planned to receive the governorship candidate of Democratic People Movement (DPM), Engr Bashir Ishaq and his supporters into the PDP.
He said as a matter of official courtesy and to ensure adequate security coverage, the party wrote to inform all relevant security agencies including the Nigeria Police and the DSS weeks ago.
All the security agencies assured the party of their cooperation which gave them the courage to go ahead with their preparations.
“The police only yesterday (Thursday) communicated to us another decision advising that we shelve our planned rally over what they maliciously called “security challenges”.
He alleged that it was the state government that planned and decided to give the party what he described as ‘Kwankwassiyya treatment’.
The party argued that the constitution did not require them to ask for permission pointing out that the party had done the needful.
“It is only fair if a registered political party is allowed to exercise its constitutionally guaranteed fundamental human rights to assemble in Gaya tomorrow, “he said.