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Kwankwaso, Ganduje rivalry: Police seal mass wedding venue



Kano: Battle of supremacy deepens as Gov Ganduje flushes out Kwankwaso’s ‘boys’
The Police on Tuesday locked up a guest house, said to belong to Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, for being used to secretly carry out a mass wedding.
The Kwankwasiyya foundation, allegedly carried out the secret mass wedding involving over 100 couples on Monday, after the state police command, had earlier in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Musa Mania, banned it from carrying out the wedding.
The guest house, known as Lugard Hall City, is located at Lugard Road, Nassarawa GRA, Kano.
Armed policemen on Tuesday, following reports that the couples involved in the wedding were trooping into the residence to collect their gift, stormed the building and locked it up.
In his reaction to the development, the command’s spokesman, DSP Magaji, confirming the incident said that the police sealed the place “to prevent illegal assembly.”
it is believed that the action is an extension of a festering rivalry between the former Kano State governor, Kwankwaso and his successor, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, for political supremacy in the state.
This recent event, which looks like a battle of who controls and command more followership in the state, adds a new dimension to the already soured relationship between the former governor and his former deputy.
Meanwhile, the Kano State government, on Tuesday, married off 100 widows and divorced women in a mass wedding ceremony held in the Emir’s palace.
The marriage was the first batch in a series of 10 batches of mass weddings planned by religious authorities in Kano, sponsored by the government, to marry off the city’s growing widowed and divorced community.
A total of 1,000 couples, it was learnt, will be wedded in the ceremonies, planned in the 10 batches.
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