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Politics of Saturday, 10 June 2023


Kwankwaso shares details of meeting with President Tinubu

A collage of President Bola Tinubu and Rabiu  Kwankwaso A collage of President Bola Tinubu and Rabiu Kwankwaso

Former governor of Kano State Rabiu Kwankwaso has revealed that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu summoned him over the ongoing demolition in Kano State.

As reported by Vanguard, Kwankwaso made a shocking revelation that he was forcefully exiled from Kano State by the immediate past governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kwankwaso and Ganduje have been in a heated feud for almost a decade and were once allies when the latter deputised the former between 2011 to 2015.

While responding to questions from State House correspondents, Kwankwaso revealed that all the buildings demolished in Kano state were illegal.

When asked if he was pleased with President Tinubu's approach to brokering peace, he said: “The President was shocked. Are you not shocked that somebody will sell University? Are you not shocked that he demolished the only university? Daula Hotel, for those of you who are in Kano, you know the old Daula, demolished to zero and that is a faculty under the University of Science and Technology. He demolished that one. Are you not shocked?

“The President was shocked. He didn’t know. He even mentioned that he talked to somebody to go and find out for him. But when I told him, I said you are a Muslim, very soon you are going for Sallah. How can you go under that circumstance and pray in that place? And even the Triumph place he is talking about, you are journalists. You should be angry because that’s your constituency, he demolished completely and put shops everywhere.”

Kwankwaso further noted that the present government's actions in Kano State fulfilled the campaign promises made in the gubernatorial election.

When asked about being a possible member of President Tinubu's cabinet, he stated that it is still on the table, and conversations were ongoing about a possibility.

Kwankwaso, however, dismissed the speculations that he would be defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC).