- Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has declared to welcome former governor Rabiu Kwankwaso to Kano state
- Ganduje claimed that some rumours are going on that he will stop Kwankwaso from coming to the state
- He, however, said he will not stop any politician from conducting his activities if it is peaceful and honourable
Kano state governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Tuesday, January 2, declared that former governor Rabiu Kwankwaso has every right to visit the state, saying that he would welcome him.
The Nation reports that the political associates have been in a strained relationship since the beginning of Ganduje’s administration, and their crisis has affected the All Progressives Congress in the state.
It was learnt that Kwankwaso would visit the state on January 31. The rumours were greeted with different reactions from the warring party, casting fears that the visit may not augur well in the polity.
Ganduje, through the commissioner for information Muhammad Garba said the Kwankwaso is free to visit the state as the government will welcome him.
According to him, the government has, in the past, received high profile politicians and other individuals, and the same treatment would be accorded to Kwankwaso.
He explained that being the former deputy governor to Kwankwaso, he would not deprive any politician the opportunity to carry out political activities, provided it is conducted with decorum.
According to him, ''Rumours are going on that the government of Ganduje will stop Kwankwaso from coming to Kano. This is not true.
''This administration of Ganduje is known for receiving high profile politicians. Everybody is aware of Ganduje’s history of honouring people, irrespective of status.
''We will welcome Kwankwaso. Let him come and conduct his political activities, but what we will not condone is violence. We will not stop any politician from conducting his activities if it is peaceful and honourable.''
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that President Muhammdu Buhari has been tipped to defeat APC counterpart and Kwankwaso at the polls in 2019 should he decide to run again.
Buhari was tipped for victory by his personal assistant on new media Bashir Ahmad in a reply to a tweet by a follower on Sunday, December 31.
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