“Ganduje chased me out of Kano for three and half years” ― Kwankwaso alleges

Former governor of Kano State Rabiu Kwankwaso and the Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, Friday, alleged that the immediate past Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, chased him out of the state for three and half years.

Ganduje was the deputy governor to Kwankwaso, the Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, in the February 25 election but has fallen apart in recent years.

Ganduje was accused by Rabiu Kwankwaso of appropriating government properties for himself and members of his family.

Rabiu Kwankwaso, the Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP

The duo were summoned by President Bola Tinubu over an ongoing demolition in the State after which Kwankwaso while addressing questions from State House correspondents claimed that most of the buildings demolished were illegally acquired by the Ganduje administration and that President Tinubu was shocked when he briefed him on the true picture of what led to the present demolition.

He said: “The President was shocked. Are you not shocked that somebody will sell University? Are you not shocked that he demolished the only university? Daula Hotel, for those of you who are in Kano, you know the old Daula, demolished to zero and that is a faculty under the University of Science and Technology. He demolished that one. Are you not shocked?

The immediate past Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje,

“The President was shocked. He didn’t know. He even mentioned that he talked to somebody to go and find out for him. But when I told him, I said you are a Muslim, very soon you are going for Sallah. How can you go under that circumstance and pray in that place? And even the Triumph place he is talking about, you are journalists. You should be angry because that’s your constituency, he demolished completely and put shops everywhere.”

“You see the governor is doing what we campaigned with. I wanted to be president, I campaigned also. And I went to Kano and told them that these places, schools, in fact, most of our schools in Kano were being encroached on. And it is our policy to make sure that the encroached are returned to them. We will not allow anybody either local government chairman or Governor to go sell.”

Responding to this, Ganduje claimed that four properties that were demolished by Governor Yusuf were erected based on a public-private partnership arrangement.