Demolition: Ganduje reports Kwankwaso to Tinubu

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…Says ‘I would’ve slapped Kwankwaso if I met him’

The immediate past Governor of Kano state, Mr. Abdullahi Ganduje, on Friday reported his former boss, Dr. Rabiu Kwankwaso, to President Bola Tinubu over the current demolition exercise in the state.

Speaking to State House correspondents in Abuja, Ganduje described the demolition currently being carried out by Governor Abba Yusuf as “illegal.”

He said the demolition exercise is illegal because it was being executed without due process and in breach of the law.

Ganduje said he came to brief the President about the security situation in Kano state, especially “the looting and vandalism that is going on in Kano.”

“And we don’t want it to result in religious or tribal conflict. Thousands of traders have been rendered without any business.

“We appointed a technical committee right from the beginning. They submitted a report to the Executive Council. The executive council approved the PPP project.

“The PPP project is 90% executed, but now without any investigation, without any notice, this new government under the directive of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso demolished the building. The issue is in a court of law,” he said.

When asked about the president’s response and if they had reconciled with Kwankwaso inside the Villa, Ganduje said, “I know that he is in the building, but we did not meet inside. I would have slapped him if I met him inside.”

Ganduje said he had petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, with video evidence of the looting and vandalism that trailed the demolition.

Ganduje said Governor Abba Yusuf, a “stooge” of Kwankwaso, was no longer happy because of the condemnation that greeted the demolition exercise.

Asked to value the property lost to the demolition exercise, Ganduje said some human rights organisations were working on the level of damage.

He said one of the developers, who was affected, had sued the government demanding over N10 billion.