By Bashir Mohammed
Contrary to widely circulated rumour that the Kano state government under the leadership of governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, had concluded plan to prevent the immediate past governor, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso from coming to the state, Commissioner for Information, Comrade Muhammad Garba, has described the rumour as baseless and totally unfounded.
Speaking to newsmen in Kano yesterday, Garba said the antecedents of Umar Ganduje as a pacifist whose degree of diplomacy as lover of peace is well known over the years, this would be the last thing the governor would do, adding that the apologists of such crafty propaganda were only taking solace in creating unpleasant situations.
He said “we welcome Kwankwaso to Kano. We are not depriving any prominent political office holder like him, who wishes to come to the state at anytime. We only detest trouble and unpleasant situation. We are pretty assuring people of the state that nothing can stop us from serving the people of the state with vigour.
“Knowing that our current stewardship in government is eventful, looking at the stunning pace with which projects are being executed, the entire people of the state are with us and are ever ready to support us to forge ahead with the struggle to serve them. You can’t simply change one’s perception and pollute his mindset to create animosity for the Ganduje administration to be despised,” he said.
He pointed out that the issue of pettiness and minor crises within a given ideological camp was normal and not new in an ideal democratic setting, stressing that the Ganduje administration would never deprive any one exercising his political right, “as much as it is conducted with honour, humility and absolute decorum.”
He, however, stated that with governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje ‘s stunning score-card in leadership and governance, he was at liberty to properly utilise his untainted image in canvassing the support and cooperation of voters in the forthcoming gubernatorial election, positing that the electorate would ever judge him by his good conduct.