One wonders why Kano state has embraced the politics of bitterness, just from 1999 to 2019! Since 1960 – 1966 down the lane 1979 – 84, politics had been going on with a relative calmness even when there had been propaganda by all parties.
The period 1999 – 2015 brought about volatile people as politicians who thought power is in their hands despite the fact that they are new comers to politics, just a little over 18 years.
Their forefathers were the people managing our political life from 1956 – 2014, namely, Malam Aminu Kano, Maitama Sule Danmasanin Kano, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, Alhaji Sabo Bakin Zuwo, late Muhammad Abubakar Rimi and host of others who are remembered for their kind contributions to the peasants all over our communities. These good “Samaritans” did not own houses and mansions all over Nigeria and did not have many bank accounts all over Nigeria and of course, outside the shores of this country.
They did not claim to be above anybody and had remained on the side of the people for their well being and wellness to the admiration of the masses. Rimi and Bakin Zuwo did not loot government treasury and did not take their children to best schools outside Nigeria and today, they are still remembered as the best politicians ever in Kano state.
Now that we know those that came after the great two, late Rimi and his lovable friend, late Sabo Bakin Zuwo, may God bless their souls amen.
Malam Shekarau was the civilian governor in 2003 – 2007 – 2011 and he did his best despite the insults on him by impatient politicians who thought Kano state is their inheritance and they are the only people that could rule Kano state forever. On the contrary, they are a new stuff politically who amassed primitive wealth which is meant for the people of the state.
These new stuff politicians did get youths whose brains are still infantile, not knowing the rudiments of life, and put them astray cycling the bikes without brakes, injuring selves and the innocent people on the road.
Now that 2019 general elections have come and gone this crop of politicians are biting their fingers because they failed to grasp power at the state level as they yearn to achieve their nefarious desires.
Ibrahim Abdu Zango
Kano Unity Forum-Kano Nigeria