- The former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has been a subject of criticism since the advent of the political crisis in the state
- There are allegations that Kwankwaso orchestrated the melee that ensued in Kano state following the sacking of Governor Abba Yusuf by the appeal court
- The Department of State Security Service (DSS) has been urged to invite the ex-Kano governor for interrogation
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FCT, Abuja - A counter-terrorism organisation operating under the National Coalition Against Terrorism (NCAT) has urged the Department of State Security Service (DSS) to promptly summon former Kano state governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso for questioning regarding recent protests, assaults on citizens, and attacks on the judiciary.
The group has expressed concern that if swift action is not taken, Kwankwaso's faction, known as Kwankwasiyya Moment, might incite unrest in the country following the recent court decision removing Abba Yusuf as the elected governor of Kano state.
During a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, December 5, Terrence Kuanum, the National Coordinator of the organisation, also sounded an alarm that Kwankwasiyya Moment is plotting coordinated attacks against the reputation and person of the Nigerian President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, with the potential to cause civil disturbances in Kano and Abuja.
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Allegations against Kwankwaso
Kuanum disclosed that since the eve of the tribunal judgment on the Kano State governorship election petition, which ousted Engr Abba Kabir Yusuf as the State Governor, members of the judiciary, particularly judges, have become targets for elimination by Kwankwasiyya foot soldiers.
The organisation stated that this activity has already commenced with isolated protests by a few troublemakers, masquerading as demonstrators opposing the Appeal Court's decision affirming the removal of Abba Kabir Yusuf as Governor of Kano State.
The group said:
"Without reservation, we call on the Director General of State Security Service to immediately invite Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso for interrogation before Kwankwasiyya set the country on fire. With his position as a former Governor, former minister of Defence and Senator, he did has the capacity to cause violence and he is bent on doing so.
"We also recommend the arrest and interrogation of the following violence merchants who are already engaged by Mr Kwankwasiyya to spearhead the civil unrest in Abuja, Mr Ladipo Johnson, Ladipo Olayoku, Alhaji Abba Kawu, Prince Nwaeze Onu, Tunde Oke, Badmus Kilamuwaye and Olufemi Oguntoyinbo among others."
Drama as NNPP dumps Gov Yusuf ahead of Supreme Court hearing
In another report, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano may find it challenging to secure victory at the Supreme Court after being sacked by the Court of Appeal.
The NNPP has said that the appellate court's ruling that the governor was not a registered party member stemmed from Rabiu Kwankwaso's high-handedness.
Agbo Major, the national chairman of the NNPP, alleged that Kwankwaso did not allow some party members, including the governor, to register as stipulated in the constitution.