The Kano State government has lambasted deputy governor of the State, Hafiz Abubakar over his alarm that there was threat to his life. Abubakar, a loyalist of former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, has been at loggerheads with the Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. In a petition dated 30th July, 2018 and addressed to Kano State police commissioner and copied to the Assistant Inspector General in charge of Zone I, and state director of the DSS, Abubakar sought deployment of more security personnel around him.
He said state government had released funds to mobilise youths from the 44 local government areas of the state to protest against his stay in office and that he should resign or face impeachment. Reacting, the state government described Abubakar’s claim as baseless. Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, told Daily Trust that the government would not waste money on someone who is not popular.
He said: “It is laughable for the deputy governor to even think that he has the political clout that warrants mobilizing youths to stage a protest against him. Government will not waste its money in doing that”. On Tuesday, Kwankwaso’s camp reacted to the rally allegedly organized by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led state government against Abubakar, Senator Kwankwso and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Speaking to DAILY POST, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam, the lawmaker’s Senior Legislative Aide (SLA), said though Kwankwasiya supporters are non-violent, they would fight back if attacked under the guise of protest.
He, however, called on security agencies to ensure that peace, law and order are maintained in Kano.