Gov Yusuf, Kwankwaso plotting violence in Kano – Arewa group alleges

The Arewa Peace and Development Initiative, APDI, has alleged that Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf and the national leader of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, are plotting to cause violence in the state.

The group expressed concern that the face-off between the governor and the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Abdullahi Ganduje, is capable of causing chaos in the entire North.

Governor Abba Yusuf and Ganduje have been at loggerheads over alleged financial misappropriation in the last administration.

Ganduje was on Tuesday suspended by APC in his Ward in the Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state.

Reacting, Yakubu Dauda, the APDI convener, told journalists in Abuja on Tuesday that the plot to remove Ganduje from his position could cause security crisis in the state.

He alleged that the governor and the NNPP were involved in the recent suspension of the APC chairman.

He said, “We are worried about the implications of this kind of nefarious tactics for our polity, a situation where a political party, in this case, the NNPP, is allowed to criminally impersonate another party, the APC, to torpedo the latter’s leadership is utterly dangerous, condemnable, irresponsible and must not be allowed.

“Secondly, we are worried that what Governor Yusuf and Kwankwaso plotted in planning violent crisis and unrest in Kano State is dangerous for the very reason that the violence they were bringing to the streets would most likely get out of control and spill to other Arewa states.

“Given the other security threats and issues confronting Arewa such despicable desperation has no place in our current socio-political configuration such that the north must rise as one to exact consequences from Governor Yusuf and Kwankwaso for daring to undermine our collective wellbeing in such a manner.”

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