Kwankwaso, Ganduje At Loggerheads Over “Sale, Relocation Of Public Properties”

The Kwankwasiyya Movement and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state have threatened to launch a public protest against the alleged land grabbing and destruction of historical monuments by the administration led by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

The movement, led by a former state governor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, insisted that the sale of public properties to “individuals for personal gain through non-transparent and unconstitutional means that until now are used for the benefit of all” also be challenged in a court of law if the government does not reverse its decisions.

The PDP deputy governor candidate during the 2019 elections, Comrade Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, who is also a spokesman for the Kwankwasiyya Movement, unveiled the position of the movement and the party yesterday while addressing a press conference in Kano.

Gwarzo listed some of the properties including Daula Hotel, Triumph Publishing Company, Eid Ground at Kofar Mata, Panshekara Modern Abbatoir; somewhere in the Fagge Juma’at Mosque, Hajj Camp, and Shahuci Motor Park.

Similarly, the movement questioned the non-constitution of an investigative panel on police brutality in the state as ordered by federal governments in the wake of the EndSARS protests that shook the nation, including Kano.

In his reaction, Governor Ganduje said that all decisions regarding the relocation and / or sale of the properties in question were properly debated by the state Executive Council and had the best interest of the state at heart.

Speaking through his Special Media Advisor, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, the governor noted that members of the Kwankwasiyya movement and the PDP are fellow citizens of the state and have the freedom to challenge the decision of their administration in court.

“There have not been any of these issues that have not been discussed and examined by the Kano State Executive Council; sometimes with input from professionals before a final decision is made… As far as these decisions are concerned, they are not illegal and have been made with due consultation with the relevant actors, ”he said.

He also said that they will have to get police approval for them to embark on any protests in the state, insisting that with what happened in the wake of the ENDSARS protest across the country, the state would not allow anyone to hide behind no political protest. ideology to foment unrest in the state.