A-list traditional rulers in the country, Sultan of Sokoto and Emir of Kano, may face dethronement for alleged non-partisanship in politics today. Punch reported that the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) on Tuesday revealed alleged plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to dethrone the monarchs for allegedly refusing to bow to pressure to take sides in the forthcoming supplementary governorship elections in Kano and Sokoto States.
Disclosing this in Abuja, the CUPP, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, said the coalition has once again intercepted credible intelligence of a fresh plot by APC chieftains in Kano and Sokoto with the full support of the party leadership against the Sultan of Sokoto and Emir of Kano.
“We are alerting Nigerians of the plot and threats by the leaders of the All Progressives Congress to depose the revered Sultan of Sokoto and Emir of Kano for refusing to bow to pressure to take sides in the upcoming supplementary governorship elections in Kano and Sokoto states.
“The grouse of the leaders of the ruling party is that the respected traditional rulers refused to intervene and interfere to galvanise support for the sinking APC in Sokoto and Kano States.
Punch also quoted the coalition. “Leaders of APC are accusing the monarchs of allegedly taking sides with the Peoples Democratic Party and hence they have hatched a plot that if the traditional rulers do not help them to win the people’s support and they succeed to manipulate the election, that they will dethrone the respected traditional rulers from the thrones of their forefathers.”
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