Group Seeks Delisting Of APC Over Continuing Persecution Of Islamic Movement Members, Others

The ruling party, All Peoples Congress (APC) has been accused by a group of nurturing and pursuing a hidden dangerous “religious agenda” by a group and has threatened to make a case at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with proofs for delisting the party.

The group, Students For Zakzaky, wrote to the National Executive of the party of President Muhammad Buhari, to either obey the court order and release the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky or face the possibility of deregistration as a political party in Nigeria.

The letter, sent to the National Chairman of the party, which was made available to reflections-online recently asserted that “Zakzaky is also a Nigerian, so are his disciples.” Sheikh Zakzaky, the letter further pointed out is “in dear need of medical attention.” It therefore urged the party to bear on their candidate or they will have no option than to begin a process of INEC deregistration of the party.

The letter, which was signed by one Nura Waziri, also asserted that “Shiites have suffered deadly and inhuman treatment in the hands of the present ruling party, which started with Zaria genocide and rapidly spread to many states including Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto, Plateau, Katsina and the FCT.

A copy of the letter indicates that it was received at the APC National Secretariat on the 12th of January, 2018.

“If appropriate measures are not taken urgently to redress these injustices, we will be left with the only option of writing petition to INEC in conjunction with others similarly aggrieved to commence the process of delisting the party because of its dangerous religious agenda. That is a simple thing to prove to INEC and we can compel the regulatory body to initiate the delisting of the APC for public good.”

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