Kano CP Wakili ‘Singham’ Survives Alleged Plot To Remove him.

Commissioner Of Police, Kano State Command
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The commissioner of Police in Kano State, CP Mohammed Wakili may have survived an alleged attempt to remove him from office following the gubernatorial and house of assembly elections held in the state on March 9, 2019, which outcome ran contrary to the expectations of few.

Daily Nigerian reported that governor Ganduje stormed Abuja, in company of his political strategist, Nasiru Aliko-Koki, the speaker of Kano House of Assembly, Kabiru Rurum, and the state chairman of APC, Abdullahi Abbas to lobby the presidency and leaders of his party for the redeployment of the Kano State commissioner of Police.

According to a source familiar with the development, the alleged plot to remove CP Wakili is connected to the displeasure of governor Ganduje with the state Police command under the leadership of CP Wakili during the elections.

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Governor Ganduje who after casting his ballot in the Saturday election, boasted that he will garner more votes than president Muhammadu Buhari did when he defeated the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with over one million votes in the presidential election. Although the outcome of the governorship election albeit inconclusive, has the candidate of the PDP in clear lead with over 26,000 votes.

The governor is equally embarrassed by reports that CP Wakili’s men ordered the arrest of his deputy governor and the state commissioner of local government for disrupting collation of result in Nassarawa local government area of the state. Reports which made the state government and the party look weak and desperate.

Although the spokesman of the Police Command in Kano DSP Abdullahi Haruna has since refuted the reports in a press statement. Clarifying that the Police rescued the deputy governor, Nasir Gawuna and only arrested the commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affair, Sule Garo for electoral offenses.

CP Muhammad Wakili, is widely regarded as an incorruptible police officer who has attained a celebrity status in kano State. Nicknamed ‘Singham’ by residents over his crime busting exploits similar to that of a popular Indian film character ‘Singham’, who is an honest Police Officer that resolves disputes and solves crimes without breaking a sweat.

Following the rumored removal of the Kano Police commissioner, the command reacted through its spokesman, dismissing the rumour, and added that CP Wakili is still fully in charge and will continue to maintain level playing ground for all political parties in Kano.

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As it stands, Governor Ganduje and Kano State APC chapter would have to resort to convincing electorates in the areas where supplementary elections would be conducted to vote for the party, and hope the viral videos of the governor purportedly pocketing bundles of dollars as kickbacks from state contractors would not be a factor.

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