Former Kano State governor and sitting senator, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has been asked by the state Police Command to shelve his intended visit to the state.
The senator had scheduled to visit Kano on January 30, but addressing newsmen in the state capital on Friday, the state
Commissioner of Police, Mr. Rabiu Yusuf, said that there are worries that the proposed visit will cause violence.
He said, “There is no doubt, the senator as a citizen of this country has the constitutional right of association, assembly, and above all, movement.
“However, credible Information at the disposal of the command reveals that the proposed visit has generated palpable fears in the minds of the people of Kano State.’’
Noting that there are palpable fears among people in the state of the posibility of some disgruntled elements and miscreants hijacking the visit to ferment trouble, the police said that the advice became necessary to ensure peace in the state.
Yusuf added, “Therefore, any action or inaction by any person or group of persons that may jeopardize the relative peace the state is currently enjoying must be averted.
“It is the advice of the command that such a visit should be shelved by Sen Rabi’u Kwankwaso until the tension generated by the planned visit is doused.’’
The state Police Commissioner, meanwhile avowed the command’s commitment to allow a level playing ground for all politicians to carry out their political activities in the state unhindered.
Since Kwankwaso announced his intention to visit Kano late last year, tension has continued to build with his supporters and that of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje openly opposing each other over the visit.
There are even rumours that the governor is planning to hold an event the same day the former governor scheduled to visit the state.
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