A pro-All Progressives Congress (APC) from Kano state, under the aegis of APC Youth Business Community in Kano (APC-YBCK) Friday took a protest to the United Nations House at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, where they called on the international community to sanction Kano state government and its supporters for “threatening judiciary.”
The group also asked the United Nations to allow Nigerian judiciary to decide freely on cases before it, warning against unnecessary intervention.
The Kano APC group led by Alhaji Umar Ladiyo, while submitting a petition against Governor Abba Yusuf, said since assumption of office by the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Kano state, business community has been in danger.
Addressing newsmen after the copy of the petition titled: “Rule of law shall prevail” was submitted to the UN House, Alhaji Ladiyo, said they were there to register their dissatisfaction on the demolition of properties worth Billions of Naira without adhering to due process by the NNPP-led Kano state government.
The group blamed the massive destruction of commercial assets in the state on the NNPP which has grossly affected business activities and livelihood in the state.
The petition urged the United Nations to investigate and call the Kano State Government to order to avoid Chao and disorder in the state.
According to Ladiyo, APC is a respecter of rule of law and its willing to accept whatever the outcome of the Supreme Court would be.
He, however, appealed to the NNPP government in Kano state to exhibit same sportsmanship as the state interest should be considered above other interest.
“We are also here to appeal to the UN not to allow the NNPP to drag it into mud. We are in the know that Governor Abba Yusuf and the NNPP’s sympathisers have been running from pillar to post to pressurise the international community to interven in the democratic process in Nigeria.
“We are here to say let the rule of law prevail. Allow the court to exercise their rights.
“We are here to tell the UN that they should not be carried away by the activities of the NNPP government in Kano, Nigeria is a sovereign Nation with laws and regulations. It has Constitution and electoral laws.
“So every country is bound by its laws and United Nations as a defender and promoter of democracy in the world, we are thinking UN should allow Nigerian judiciary to do its work accordingly.
“So we are appealing to the UN not to be carried away. They should not listen to those unwarranted remarks from other political parties. We are asking the United Nations to put eye in this process because other political parties are preaching violence. In Kano specifically, they are recruitingthugsto cause chaos if they don’t get what they want. So we are asking the United Nations to put eye on that because we are true believers of democracy and we have confidence in the Court of law.”