The Kwankwasiyya Solidarity Forum, linked to Rabiu Kwankwaso, has given the Kano Stat Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, 48hrs to discontinue the use of his ‘red cap’ as he is no longer a member of the movement.
The demand made by the Kwankwasiya movement is a clear indication that the row between Kwankwaso and Ganduje is nowhere close to finishing, as the latter is alleged to have betrayed his predecessor and the entire group.
THE WHISTLER recalls that the Abdullahi Ganduje-led state government had ordered state-wide removal of Kwankwasiyya inscriptions from public buildings.
The group has threatened legal action against Ganduje if he continues to wear the red cap which, according to the group, represents their symbol.
“Earlier, we have offered the governor the sum of N1m to remove his cap and he failed to do so. Now we have given him 48 hours to either remove the red cap which is a symbol of Kwankwasiyya or else we will drag him to court. He deviated from the ideology of Kwanwasiyya and it is high time for him to stop wearing our symbol,” Chairman of Hannun Karba, Alhaji Sharu Garba Gwammaja said during a press conference in Kano.
“Ganduje is enjoying the sympathy of Kano people because of the red cap he is still wearing even though his actions are contrary to the ideology of the movement. So we want him to stop associating himself with the movement because he is not one of us.”
“We appealed to the people of Kano to forgive us for presenting Ganduje to them as governor. We are regretting our action and God’s willing we will ratify it in the next general elections. We hope our apology would be accepted,” he added.