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  • Updated: November 23, 2021

'No Moves To Strip Senator Shekarau Of Sardauna Title'— Kano Government

Rumours circulating that Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje is pressing for the removal of a former governor, Senator Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, as Sardauna of Kano is fake news.

There has been a political standoff between Senator Malam Ibrahim Shekarau and Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje arising from the last wards, local and state congresses, where the Senator and other aggrieved members accused the governor of sidelining them.

Recently, in a political gathering at the residence of the senator, Malam Shekarau threw a shade at Governor Ganduje suggesting the latter is the master of stuffing dollars.

This gave rise to speculations that Governor Ganduje is hatching plans to strip Shekarau of his title as payback for his disloyalty.

However, responding to the allegations, the Special Adviser to Governor Ganduje on Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Tijjani Mailafiya Sanka, said, “the speculation is nothing but an imaginary story which has no basis.

“Governor Ganduje is a generous, pleasant-hearted person, who even pays back bad deeds with lots of good deeds, just like in the case of Shekarau himself, when he picked him from near political oblivion to the Senate”.

He added that “when in 2019, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau completely lost out in politics, Governor Ganduje picked him, washed him and anointed him without allowing anybody to contest with him Kano Central Senatorial District position”.

“Yes, Ganduje did that with an open mind even though Shekarau has been battling their former government from 2003 to 2015, but the governor as somebody who keeps aside bad deeds still considered Shekarau for the Senate position”

“What has Shekarau's Sardauna title got to do with Governor Ganduje?, As a Governor would he claims the position if Shekarau is eventually removed? No. I think this story might have emerged from Shekarau circle in fear of their misdeeds to Governor Ganduje”.

Sanka said the bone of contention is the issue of APC congress which the National Headquarters has already recognized Ganduje. He added that the development has made Shekarau and his supporters resort to cooking stories against the Governor.

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A'isha Ahmad
A'isha Ahmad

Kano based Nigerian  Broadcast journalist, writer, reseacher. You can reach out via aishaahmad798@g...

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