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I would’ve slapped Kwankwaso in Aso Rock – Ex-Kano governor Ganduje

Immediate past Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Friday threatened to slap his predecessor Rabiu Kwankwaso due to the current demolition going on in the state.

The newly sworn-in Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, has been on a demolition spree of structures since he assumed office.

Ganduje addressed State House correspondents shortly after meeting President Bola Tinubu on Friday, the same day Kwankwaso was also spotted in the Presidential Villa.

According to the former governor, he came to report the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) to President Bola Tinubu over the ongoing demolition.

Ganduje said the demolition in Kano being carried out by Governor Yusuf was executed without due process and, therefore, breached the law.

He called the current governor a stooge and said that if he had seen Kwankwaso, he could have given him a slap.

“I know he is in the building but we have not met. Probably if we met, maybe I could have slapped him,” he said.

Ganduje said the demolition exercise was done without carrying out any investigation or giving due notice in line with the provisions of Land Use Act.

During his inaugural speech, Yusuf gave a marching order to security agencies to immediately repossess all public properties in Kano believed to have been sold by the Ganduje administration.

He alleged that they were illegally acquired and built by the previous administration.

Some structures demolished in the recent fiasco include Haji Camp, Daula Hotel and shopping complexes around the Eid Prayer Ground in Kano, structures Ganduje said were products of Public-Private Partnerships.