Senator Kwankwaso and Governor Ganduje are ‘brothers and friends’, again

The brewing rift Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and his predecessor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, appears to have been settled by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress.

The pair’s acrimony started during Kwankwaso’s visit to Kano last weekend to felicitate with the governor at the burial of his deceased mother.

Subsequent to the visit, the state government alleged that people suspected to be Kwankwaso’s supporters brandished dangerous weapons and harassed innocent people during his visit.

Although Kwankwaso would deny any affiliation with the group of irate supporters, the APC leadership in the state issued a statement, condemning the embarrassing scenario at the burial of Ganduje’s mother, and also threatened to suspend the former governor.

Following this, a war of words ensued between Kwankwaso and Ganduje, with the latter even threatening to expose the former’s ‘shady dealings’ while he held sway as Kano governor.


But all that tension is now water under the bridge- according to Ganduje, who was at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday, for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

“The situation is under control, it is an in-house problem which is under control. We are talking about it. Yes, reconciliation is ongoing and it will work. We have been together for long.”

“We are politically brothers and friends. Therefore, we will make sure that we don’t allow things to continue to fall apart.”

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