Kwankwaso, Ganduje Fights Dirty, Governor Accused of Betrayal
Barely eight months after taking over political power in Kano State, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has been accused of being responsible for the feud between himself and his predecessor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso – a scenario, which is currently threatening good governance in the state.
The feud, investigation revealed, has affected the fate of the deputy governor, Hafiz Abubakar, who now shuttles for over 10 kilometers on daily basis from his home before reaching the Government House, owing to apparent failure by the contractor to complete the N200 million renovation works at the deputy governor’s lodge.
The crisis involving the governor’s political god-father, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, began since the inauguration of the governorship of Abdullahi Ganduje.
Among other things, Governor Ganduje is being accused of ‘derailing’ from the political ideology of his boss/leader, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, by deliberately sidelining all political associates of his boss, and abandoning of the controversial 5km road projects in all the 44 LG’s across the state.
He was also accused of turning a blind towards the completion of 5.8km
fly-over bridges, and forming alliances with the former minister of education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau.
Governor Ganduje has also been accused of deliberately leaking out some vital documents to “political enemies” of Kwankwaso who have petitioned to EFCC with allegations against him bordering on financial dealings with pensioners’ funds and other sundry charges.
A source, who confided in us on the lingering crisis, said the contractor handling renovation works at the official residence of the deputy governor was starved of funds by the governor in an effort to keep the deputy governor out of the corridors of power, ostensibly to frustrate him and Kwankwaso.
The deputy governor, who now shuttles from his residence at Kabuga housing estate, a distance of over 10km daily to his office, is said to be angry with his boss. Our source says that this condition has forced the deputy governor to have (hurriedly) traveled to USA to while away for a period spanning more than one month now, in exasperation of the unfolding situation.
It was not, however, clear whether Senator Kwankwaso and his camp will give the governor any breathing space, since all elected officials – from local government councilors up to the governor’s position – were handpicked by Kwankwaso, and are receiving direct instructions from him.