The political war raging between Kano State Governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje and Senator Musa Kwankwaso has taken another dimension.
Ganduje’s loyalists have vowed to dismantle the political structure of Kwankwaso, called Kwankwasiyya Amana, and replace it with Gandujiyya Akida.
They said their reason was to allow Governor Ganduje take control as leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano, following what ‘’undue interference’’ in the affairs of the state by Senator Kwankwaso.
Speaking yesterday, Special Adviser to Governor Ganduje on Print Media Alhaji Bala Salihu Dawakin Kudu said plans had been concluded to do away with anything connected to the Kwankwasiyya ideology.
He said: “Governor Ganduje and his political followers have decided to be on their own. Enough is enough. There is no way you can have two captains in a ship without the ship sinking. As far as we are concerned, soon, you will not hear anything about Kwankwasiyya in Kano.
“Even the red cap will go with it. We are definitely going to dump it because it has no political benefit, as that era is gone. We are now talking about the Gandujiyya Akida ideology, which we are entrenching.”
Explaining the meaning of the new political ideology, Bala said Akida means “Unshakable belief in certain issues that will be beneficial to the common man and the people of Kano State. It is a political ideology that has direct bearing on the people, their needs and aspirations as far as governance and distribution of democratic dividends are concerned.”
The spokesman recalled the genesis of the problem.
“The main problem is that Kwankwaso wants to be totally in-charge. He does not want to come to terms with realities on ground that he is now a senator and not the governor of Kano State.
“He wants to be dictating for Governor Ganduje from Abuja and this is unacceptable; it does not conform with the constitution of the APC. He wants to be the Alfa and Omega of APC in Kano. This is the dummy his sycophants are selling to him, but every right thinking person knows this kind of game cannot work in Kano today.”
Bala, who expressed surprise at the attitude of the ex-governor, recalled that “for 16 years, Ganduje has been loyal and dedicated to Kwankwaso, whom he served two terms as deputy governor.
‘’He helped him in his political assignments. So, one wonders why Senator Kwankwaso will forget so soon, turning this long-rewarding relationship into a frosty one.
“When somebody loses someone, it calls for sympathy. Friends and well- wishers of the bereaved will come around and console him. Now, we ask and we want to know why Senator Kwankwaso will bring people to Ganduje town to insult him. You have been the governor for about eight years. Now that Ganduje is here, why can’t you encourage him, instead you are stabbing him in the back.”