Former Speaker wades into Kwankwaso, Ganduje rift

By Joshua Amaugo November 26, 2015 16:20

Former Speaker wades into Kwankwaso, Ganduje rift

Former Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, Abdullahi Karaye has called on State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to come to his aid as former Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, had allocated 8 plots of his land to a prominent business man Aminu Alhassan Dantata in 2013.

Karaye made the call in an open letter to the Executive Governor of Kano state saying “Sir, I am compelled to write you because I was made to understand that doing so will help in resolving the matter at hand amicably.

    “The gist of the matter was that I was allocated with a piece of land plot No 9 along USD road in Nassarawa GRA during late Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi’s regime.

    “While undertaking some construction works on the land one Dr. Kabir Muhammed, approached my children with a certificate of occupancy of the same land dated 2013, claming that a portion of the land was allocated to him by the administration of the immediate past governor, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

    “Muhammed claimed to have been allocated seven plots from the land in question by the same administration in 2013”, Karaye said.

Post Nigeria gathered that the plea is coming at a time Ganduje and Kwankwaso are engaged in a much publicized fallout, as Ganduje had accused Kwankwaso of leaving an empty treasury with an additional liability of N379 bn as debt.

Ganduje also lamented that Kwankwaso while in office embezzled N3bn meant for Kano students scholarship scheme under the aegis of General Association of Northern Nigeria Students, based in Egypt.

    “Right now, Kano State government owes those students N3 billion, and painfully our revenue are dwindling.”

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For two terms the duo worked together as Governor and Deputy, and stood out among other political officer holders as a model for a harmonious working relationship devoid of disloyalty, suspicion and quarrels.