Presidency wades into Kwankwaso, Ganduje rift


Ahead of the controversial visit to Kano by Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso on Tuesday, January 30, the presidency summoned Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and the senator to avert breakdown of law and order in the state. The governor, accompanied by two serving senators and two members of the House of Representatives from the state, met with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the Presidential Villa.

Ganduje, however, declined to speak to State House correspondents after the closed-door meeting. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Senator Kwankwaso is also expected to meet with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa, today, over the matter. The Kano state police command had advised Kwankwaso against embarking on the visit due to the tension it has generated. The police fear it might lead to breakdown of law and order. The state police commissioner, Rabiu Yusuf, had on Friday, January 26 advised Kwankwaso to shelve the visit, saying security report indicated that controversial visit might lead to political unrest.

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