Ganduje’s probe: Kano Patriots berate Gov Yusuf

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***say Governor suffering from incompetence, lack of direction

As reactions continue to thrill the decision of Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, to probe his predecessor, Abdullahi Ganduje; foremost pro democracy group, the Kano Patriots, has come hard on the Governor, saying he is wasting the state resources and administration’s time.

Recall that, Governor Yusuf, had on Thursday last week, inaugurated two judicial commissions of inquiry to investigate alleged corruption, misappropriation of public properties, political violence and missing persons under his predecessor, Ganduje.

But the Governor limited the commissions’ scope of investigation to 2015 – 2023, when Ganduje served two consecutive terms in office, raising questions as to what happened to the tenure of Mallam Rabiu Kwankwaso.

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Yusuf also went further, in a statement on Sunday by his spokesperson, Sanusi Tofa, to urge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to release the result of its probe into the alleged dollar bribery video involving Ganduje.

But a press statement signed by its President, Barr. Aliyu Mohammed on Tuesday, the Kano Patriot charged Governor Yusuf, to “start counting in days, hours and minutes of the remaining months and years he has to spend in the office and how he could maximise his stay to better the lives of Kano people”.

The group described Yusuf as “a man using his legs to pursue crickets while carrying elephant on his head”, saying the Governor has abandoned the task of governance for petty politics.

“The problem with some of our leaders is that, they don’t know the difference between politics and governance and they find it difficult most times to separate the two.

“Abba Yusuf of all people should know that the era of politics is gone and the earlier he settles down with the business of governance, the better for him and the entire Kano people. It is very wrong to be playing active politics when the entire world looks unto you to deliver on governance.

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“If it is not pure petty politics, how on earth would you describe the probe of your predecessor who is of a different political party and you refused to include the Governor before him, simply because he is of the same political lineage with you? Why can’t the probe include the tenure of Kwankwaso?

“It is becoming obvious, like the APC national chairman said, that Governor Yusuf is shifting public glare from the fact that there is nothing on the ground in the state to justify the sharp increase in statutory allocations to the state since the inception of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration.

“The governor is suffering from incompetence and lack of direction. If he is bereft of idea on how to move the state forward, from where he met it, he should seek help or ask those who have passed through the terrain before to guide him, rather than chasing shadows.

“If he continues like that, we are afraid, his case would turn out to be the worst form of incompetence. It’s already established that he lacks focus and has not delivered anything tangible since he assumed office”, the statement added.

The group therefore, advised the Governor to close ranks with Ganduje, in a view to reconciling him with Kwankwaso and unite all stakeholders in Kano, for the sake of peace, love, unity and growth of the state, adding that, the people would not forgive the governor, if he uses politics to destroy the Goodwill he has been enjoying from the people.

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