FG under pressure to declare State of Emergency in Kano — Kwankwaso

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Presidential Candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the 2023 elections, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, has raised the alarm, alleging that the federal government is under pressure to declare state of emergency in Kano.

Violence looms in the state following the crisis arising from the state government’s dethronement of Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero as Emir of Kano and reinstatement of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi to the throne.

The situation has culminated in institutions belonging to the federal government supporting Bayero’s insistence on being the Emir while that of the state are backing Sanusi.

Speaking at the flag-off ceremony for the construction of 82 kilometres rural road networks at his hometown, Madobi, Kwankwaso accused the All Progressive Congress (APC)-led Federal Government of pandering to the whims and caprices of enemies of Kano State who want state of emergency declared in the state.

He said the NNPP led-state government has the capacity to withstand any onslaught from the federal government.

According to him, “We have mass followership because people believe in us, we are pro-people and the NNPP administration is determined to serve them anywhere they vote for it.

“We will not fold our arms and watch enemies of the state destroying the peaceful co-existence of our dear state, as we shall do everything possible to support the governor to succeed. I am happy that he is not distracted and is focused on achieving his goals.

“There are people from Kano, enemies of the state, who also suffer mental illness and are the ones advising the Federal Government on how to take over Kano through a State of Emergency. This is madness of the highest order that the good, peace loving and committed people Kano will resist.

“In the build ups to 2027, some desperate politicians are already on a mission of disruption, but we will rather prefer the two of us to lose than to allow them to crush us unnecessarily. We dare anybody, who thinks he can victimise us politically, to go and be rest assured that we are ready for the fight.

“We are not afraid to be out of power because we will remain politicians in or out of government, we cannot run away from our destiny, we are humans, we know what is good for us and we will pursue it vigorously.”

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