The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Tuesday said as a leader, he could not be ruling a state and allow himself to be controlled from outside. The governor was explaining the sour relationship between him and his predecessor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, while speaking with State House correspondents after attending a programme at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said the same way his political history could not be complete without mentioning Kwankwaso, the former governor’s history too would not add up without his own name being mentioned. He said, “As you know, we were very good friends. In fact, my politics cannot be complete without Kwankwaso and the history of Kwankwaso’s politics cannot be complete without me. But somewhere somehow, things went wrong.
“We believe in politics that you will get to a point that you cannot rule and manage a state and then you are being controlled from outside. You know that one is very very difficult to happen if you look at the psychology of leaders”Ganduje also denied media reports of underage voting during the last local government election in his state. He said the pictures being circulated to depict underage voters were taken during a school assembly.
“That was propaganda. You can ask the national observers who went there. They held a press conference. All those pictures were children during a school assembly. It is not true, it is part of the propaganda. “Let them go back to the states and ask the people did they queue up and vote in the election?
“So, we don’t even need to respond to such falsehood. Ask those who are credible and who witnessed the election, I think that is the most important rather than rely on the social media where things are crafted, and take pictures that were pre arranged. We don’t rely on that,” he said.