Kano state Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, described as laughable calls for him to stop wearing red cap. A group named Kwankwasiyya movement had ordered the Governor to stop wearing his red cap within 24 hours or face legal hurdles.
This was expressed in a press statement signed by Alhaji Muhammad Garba, the state Commissioner of Information and Culture.
“The threat of legal action against Governor Ganduje by the movement if he fails to stop wearing red cap within 48 hours is the most laughable, pathetic, clear indication of their ignorance of the law and history of political struggle in Kano. They should have known that red cap was introduced by Late Aminu Kano and popularized by him, his followers and disciples for which Governor Ganduje was among. He was also at the forefront of its re-introduction during the second tenure of Kwankwaso in 2011. Who then could better claim the red cap doctrine?
“This unfortunate behaviour lacking in any tint of civility, decency and responsible politicking that has become the hallmark of top echelons of the Kwankwasiyya movement is, to say the least, laughable, pathetic, pitiful and desperate attempt to misguide the public and bring the administration of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and his personality to disrepute.”
Ganduje Threatens To Probe Predecessor’s Tenure
The Governor has also issued a threat to probe his predecessor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s tenure. He noted that Kwankwaso’s penchant of peddling unsubstantiated allegations may put him on a collision course with the incumbent.
“This deliberate distortion of facts and spreading of falsehood is capable of provoking the government to drop its non-confrontational stance and institute commission of inquiry to prove the previous administration particularly on illegal land deals, education and infrastructure.”