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Why Hausa-Fulani didn’t honour Ajibola panel invitation, say Nakande

By Taye Obateru
Jos — Former Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Salisu Dasuki Nakande, has said the Hausa-Fulani community did not honour the invitation of the Prince Bola Ajibola Commission of Inquiry into last year’s crisis in parts of Jos because they do not believe they would get justice.

He told journalists, weekend, that the community did not have confidence in any panel set up by Governor Jonah Jang whose disposition and attitude he alleged was biased against them.

He said not appearing before the Ajibola Commission should not be misconstrued as meaning that the Hausa-Fulani did not want a solution to the crisis, pointing out that they had appeared before seven other panels set up to investigate the crisis.

“We are not happy with the present situation ourselves. But all we ask for is justice,” the former minister said.
He also defended the refusal of his party, the ANPP, to contest the outcome of the chairmanship election in Jos North LG which was speculated to have sparked off the crisis.

According to him, collation of the results for the election was inconclusive but the party was more concerned about those who lost their lives as a result of the election.

He said: “Our concern has been to seek answers to how about 600 people could be killed because of the election. We are more concerned about that than contesting the outcome of the election.”

He admitted that the ANPP at the national and state levels is in crisis but assured that meetings were being held to put the party back on solid footing.


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