- There are indications that the governor of Kano state may be on the move to reconcile with a former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shekarau
- Shekarau and Ganduje have been at loggerhead with each other in Kano politics with Shekarau accusing Ganduje of sidelining him and other members of the party
- However, the present governor of the state has said that reconciliation in politics is key to the development of any nation
Abdullahi Ganduje, the Kano state governor on Wednesday, October 20, hinted at the possibility of reconciling with his perceived 'enemy', Ibrahim Shekarau.
Daily Trust reports that the governor had hinted that he is making moves to reconcile with some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress in Kano.
The governor also said that the APC at the national level recognised and has accepted the emergence of Abdullahi Abbas as the chairman of the party in Kano state.
Abbas who Ganduje referred to as the only chairman of Kano APC emerged chairman of Ganduje's faction of the party on Satruday, October 16.
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In a statement signed by Ganduje's chief press secretary, Abba Anwar, the governor said reconciliation in politics is healthy.
Anwar said the governor made the statement before the commencement of the Kano state Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, October 19.
"Politics is all about this kind (reconciliation) of development, anyway.”
Ganduje also hailed the Kano state commissioners and other members of his cabinet for their performance before, during and after the APC congress in the state.
The governor, according to the statement also commended all commissioners and other members of the state executive council on their performance before, during and after the Saturday congress.
Shekarau, a former governor of Kano state is also the senator representing Kano central senatorial district.
He had led the group, self-acclaimed as the G-7 comprising of Senator Barau Jibrin (Kano North), four House of Representative members and a party stalwart, to challenge Ganduje’s leadership of the party.
The G-7 group had in a petition to the party's national secretariat alleged sidelining of the group members by the governor who is the APC leader in the state.
However, Governor Ganduje debunked the allegation stating that the G-7 members have never believed in the party structure.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the assistant inspector general of police in charge of zone one Kano, Sadiq Bello, has ordered an investigation into the activities of an officer, Bashir Mohammed during the APC congress in the state.
Mohammed was caught in a photo casting a vote during the party's congress on Saturday, October 16.
According to Bello, Mohammed's action during the ruling party's congress is unprofessional and not befitting of a police officer.
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Also, Governor Ganduje had announced that some members of the APC who have shown interest in contesting one party position or the other must undergo a drug test.
Ganduje said the APC contestants should all visit the office of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for their test.
According to the governor, this is in line with the state governments effort to rid the Kano state of substance among government officials.