Former Kano Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said he could have slapped his predecessor, Engineer Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, if he met him at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Earlier, the NNPP leader met with President Bola Tinubu in Aso Rock on Friday.
While briefing State House reporters after a meeting with Tinubu on the security situation in Kano State following the demolition exercise embarked upon by the administration of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, Ganduje expressed displeasure.
“I know he is in the building but we have not met. Probably if we met, maybe I could have slapped him."
On the demolition, Dr Ganduje said the exercise was done without carrying out any investigation or giving due notice in line with the provisions of Land Use Act.
The former governor said he spoke at length on the issue while reporting the matter to the president and had petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, with video evidence of the looting and vandalisation that trailed the demolition.
He said the governor who he described as a stooge of Kwankwaso was no longer happy because of the condemnation that greeted the move.
Kano State government has embarked on demolishing it claimed were fraudulently sold, an exercise it said is part of the fulfillment of his campaign promise to restore the urban development master plan of the city.
He had also insisted that the exercise was not a vendetta against the past administration of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and that many more demolitions would follow.
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