By way of Abdulmumin Murtala
IT has certainly been a subject of dialogue within the public that there’s a rift between the Kano state governor Abdullahi Ganduje and his former boss, the previous governor of the state Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso.
However it isn’t true that there are non-public squabbles between the 2 Kano political giants.
Reasonably, they’ve various political pursuits.
Ganduje, who has been along with Kwankwaso since 1999, served as deputy governor beneath him and used to be his Non-public Assistant when he used to be the Minister of Defence all over the Olusegun Obasanjo-led management.
It’s even the extent of closeness they loved as seen by means of the general public that has raised suspicion as as to whether they’re at loggerheads now that they belong to reverse camps politically.
It used to be in opposition to the tip of 2015 that issues began falling aside between them after Ganduje had received election as governor of the state.
There are various perspectives on what began that row. However something stays sure that it used to be politically motivated and promoted by means of beneficiaries of political good points within the state from each side.
It’s extra of a case of Ganduje taking flight himself from the affect and keep an eye on of Kwankwaso and fans using the chance to irritate the crises for his or her good points.
Ganduje, as a newly elected governor in 2014, used to be mentioned to have began at the plains of being obedient and respectful to Kwankwaso, a scenario that changed into unsustainable and used to be latched onto by means of their supporters, who worsened it.
Kwankwaso, however, had received election because the Senator representing Kano Central Senatorial district as some way of keeping up his political relevance within the state. Extra so, different assets mentioned that Ganduje used to be now not the candidate of Kwankwaso for the placement of the governorship, but if he changed into governor, he sought after to proceed bossing him, a scenario Ganduje needed to set up himself out of.
Numerous issues have came about that had been curtailed by means of the Ganduje management particularly with the affect of the Kwankwasiyya Motion within the state being led by means of Kwankwaso. Ganduje denounced the Kwankwasiyya Motion and declared it useless.
Against the build-up to the 2019 normal elections, it used to be in most cases believed that the strain between the 2 camps pressured Kwankwaso to steer clear of the state for an extended length.
Issues fall aside
Issues worsened when Kwankwaso decamped from the ruling All Progressives Birthday celebration, APC, within the state and joined the opposition Peoples Democratic Birthday celebration, PDP.
In a bid to restore the birthday party to oust Ganduje from his place, Kwankwaso made efforts to align with the camp of Ibrahim Shekarau of the PDP, a former governor, however used to be now not a success and Shekarau decamped to APC, joined palms with Ganduje and took over the senatorial seat of Kwankwaso as a substitute.
A number of Kwankwasiyya Motion leaders additionally left the fold for the APC together with the previous deputy to governor Ganduje who used to be now not in just right phrases together with his governor.
It used to be after he left his place as deputy governor, joined the Peoples Redemption Birthday celebration PRP, that he later returned to the APC.
Kwankwaso made efforts to handle political relevance and affect within the state by means of ground his former Commissioner of Works Abba Kabir Yusuf, to contest for the governorship of the state at the PDP platform. It used to be an excessively tricky contest between Kwankwaso and Ganduje that ended in a supplementary election in favour of Ganduje, who emerged a winner.
Not too long ago, Kwankwaso used to be at an match in his homeland of Kwankwaso in Madobi Native Govern-ment Space the place he opened a College of Nursing and Midwifery as a part of his 63rd party.
On his long ago from the development, as he used to be getting into Kano, his convoy used to be attacked by means of thugs, who injured 15 individuals and smashed 10 cars.
The PDP and Kwankwasiyya motion issued a remark accusing governor Ganduje’s camp of masterminding the act.
Virtually on the similar time, Ganduje were given revealed in some nationwide dailies, glad birthday messages to Kwankwaso.
This killed the suspicion that he had any reference to the assault on Kwankwaso. There have been additionally stories within the media that the assault used to be by means of rival PDP participants and had not anything to do with the Ganduje camp. That is simply one of the most a number of assaults at the Kwankwasiyya by means of thugs lately.
As a former governor and a political bigwig within the state, Ganduje will want Kwankwaso a cheerful birthday even with none ulterior cause.
Additionally, the one factor between the 2 is their political distinction during which they might nonetheless be united when the will arises someday as noticed within the go back of former governor Sheka-rau, now Senator, to President Buhari’s camp.