Gov Ganduje declares war on Kwankwaso over by-election
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Gov Ganduje declares war on Kwankwaso over by-election



Kano: Battle of supremacy deepens as Gov Ganduje flushes out Kwankwaso’s ‘boys’
The Abdulahi Ganduje-led Kano state government has alleged that former governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso has hired thugs to disrupt next Saturday’s House of Assembly by-election in Minjibir.
It has vowed that it will do everything possible to stop Kwankwaso and his alleged hired thugs from Niger Republic and other neighbouring states from their clandestine plans.
This is contained in a statement by government’s spokesman and Commissioner of Information, Youth, Sports and Culture, Mallam Muhammad Garba.
He said, “We have received credible information that the Kwankwasiyya group, knowing fully that their anti- party disposition will fail, resorted to hiring of thugs from the Republic of Niger and neighbouring states of Katsina and Jigawa states.”
 “We want to state that as a responsible government, we will not sit down and fold our hands for some disgruntled elements to cause chaos in the state and destroy the relative peace.
“We have informed the security agencies of this nefarious plan, and we will support them to protect lives and property of law abiding citizens. As a responsible government we will not be party to any process that is undemocratic and unlawful.”
Meanwhile, Kwankwaso, reacting through the Spokesperson of Kwankwasiyya Foundation, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam, described the allegation as cheap blackmail, false, unfounded and cheaply designed to malign a distinguished figure for being a gentleman.
The fight between former Governor Kwankwaso and his deputy and successor, Governor Abdulahi Ganduje, has continued to defy solution.
Both men have been in a battle of supremacy to see who takes control of the political structure of the party in the state.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) once set up a three-man panel to mediate in the problem which has thrown Kano state APC into crisis.
The APC national secretary, Mai Mala Buni, national organising secretary, Osita Izunaso and Vice-chairman North, Lawan Shuiabu were the three panel members mandated to resolve the crisis. But the crisis has lingered.
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