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Published On: Fri, Jan 19th, 2018

Kwankwaso Postpones Kano Rally Over Pressures


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Kwankwaso Postpones Kano Rally Over Pressures

Kwankwaso Postpones Kano Rally Over Pressures

There are strong indications that the immediate-past Governor of Kano state, Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has cancelled his widely publicized visit to Kano on 30thof January for a political rally.

A staunch member of the Kwankwasiyya Group who attended an all-night meeting held by the group in Kaduna on Wednesday in preparation to the Kwankwasiyya Foundation Development fundraising ceremony slated to hold in Kano, confirmed to journalists that Kwankwaso will not be able to visit Kano as scheduled by his supporters at the end of this month.

The source who does not want his name mentioned said, “at the meeting attended by major stakeholders of the group, Kwankwaso broke his silence when he announced that he would no longer visit Kano as planned due to ill health and security report.”

According to the source, Kwankwaso expressed concern over the brewing tension in the state occasioned by his planned visit, and decided to make a quite entry on a later date.

“I can confirm to you that he (Kwankwaso) is no longer coming on January 30 as earlier planned. Number one, he is not feeling too fine; number two, we don’t think it is proper for him to continue with the visit owing to security situation in the state.

“At the meeting, he was not happy over the way things are going; and I think he has decided to rather make a quite visit. He also cautioned our supporters over their actions and utterances. So, he is not coming,” the source stated.

However, apprehension has gripped the Kwankwasiyya camp in Kano as the news filtered in that their leader was no longer going to visit the state as earlier planned.

One of the chairmanship aspirants in the forthcoming February Local Government elections in Kano loyal to Kwankwaso, expressed dismay over the development.

 The aspirant who craved anonymity confirmed that, “we have received a message that our leader, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso would not be able to make it to Kano again at the end of this month.

 “As I speak to you, most of us in the Kwankwasiyya camp who purchased forms of intent from KANSIEC to participate in the forthcoming February Local Government elections are already feeling betrayed and abandoned.”

He added that, “right now, there is serious problem. The group is divided because there is no one to trust again.

“We were promised that the former governor was going to come with top APC chieftains from Abuja to endorse us! We are now asking for more explanations. We are in a fix,” he lamented.

However, all efforts made to reach  top members of the Kwankwasiyya Group for comments proved abortive.

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  1. Re: Senator Kwankwaso cancels visit to Kano due to ill health.

    Our attention had been drawn to a false report carried by the online version of leadership Newspaper that Sen Dr Rabiu Kwankwaso’s 30th January Kano visit may not possible, because according to the report, the good Senator had taken ill. This is not only false, but a mischief that is melicious and evil. Ultimately, you don’t wish people ill with good intent.

    Therefore, to correct this wrong information, we are assuring the general public, especially those that identified themselves with Kwankwasiyya that the Senator is hale and hearty and also he has every intention of visiting Kano as scheduled.

    We also know that there are enemies, both real and percieved, at all levels, who want to disrupt the event, which in itself is a right provided for in the constitution- that Sen Kwankwaso like every other Nigerian has a right to visit wherever within Nigeria, mingle freely and also right to peaceful assembly. He is also entitled to visit his constituency like every other public official.

    Consequently, the leadership and its like should desist from this campaign of columny, just to gain readers’ attention. It does not tell good on them. Else, we will be forced to take legal action against the reputable Newspaper.

    We urge all Kwankwasiyya adherents to keep calm. Sen Kwankwaso is well, hail and hearty and God willing, he will visit Kano on the 30th of this month, and he will be escorted by both national and international media to report events as they happen. This serves as an invitation to the Leadership and other Newspapers of repute.

    Binta R Spikin
    Media aide to
    Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

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