Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Kano have entered into a renewed peace agreement ahead of the anticipated supreme court decision on the governorship election dispute.
The signing ceremony took place at the Kano state police command headquarters during a meeting organized to review and reinforce commitments to security in the state.
Mohammed Gumel, the Kano commissioner of police, briefed party leaders on the security status, emphasizing the importance of maintaining law and order during the festive season and the supreme court verdict.
Gumel commended both APC and NNPP for their adherence to the peace accord and assured residents that security agencies are actively working to ensure smooth celebrations.
The joint security agencies meeting addressed emerging security concerns, involving leaders from NNPP, APC, and selected local government council chairmen.
This follows a previous peace accord signed by the two parties in November before the appeal court judgment, which led to protests in response to the tribunal’s decision to remove Abba Yusuf, NNPP’s candidate, as the governor.
The certified true copy of the appeal court judgment raised controversy due to contradictory resolutions, prompting both parties to await the final supreme court judgment regarding the March 18 governorship election dispute.