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Editorial News of Wednesday, 24 November 2021


Rumoured plot to strip Shekarau of title from ex-gov’s camp – Ganduje’s aide

Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano State Government has described reports that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje is pressing for the removal of former governor Ibrahim Shekarau as Sardauna Kano as unfounded speculations.

The late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, appointed Shekarau as Sardauna Kano in 2007.

Kano State has been awash with the speculations that following All Progressives Congress internal wrangling arising from the state congress, Ganduje was hatching plans to strips Shekarau of the Sardaunan Kano.

However, the Special Adviser to Ganduje, on Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Tijjani Mailafiya, described the speculation as baseless.

He said, “Governor Ganduje is a generous and pleasant hearted person, who pays back bad deeds with lots of goodies, just like in the case of Shekarau.

“When in 2019, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau completely lost out in politics; Governor Ganduje picked him, washed him and anointed him alone without allowing anybody to contest with him Kano Central Senatorial District position.”

He added, “What has Shekarau Sardauna title got to do with Governor Ganduje?, As a governor, would he claims the position if Shekarau is eventually removed? No! I am even suspecting that this story might have emanated from Shekarau circle in fear of their misdeeds to Governor Ganduje.”

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