Before the controversial visit to Kano by Sen. Rabi’u Kwankwaso on Tuesday, the Presidency on Monday invited the state Governor, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje and Sen. Kwankwaso to prevent breakdown of law and order in Kano State. The governor, accompanied by two serving senators and two members of the House of Representatives from the state, met with the Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari at the Presidential Villa.
Gov. Ganduje, however, refused to speak to State House correspondents after the closed door meeting. Sen. Kwankwaso is also expected to meet with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa, today, over the matter. The Kano State Police Command had caution Sen. Kwankwaso against embarking on the visit to the state, due to the tension it had generated which may cause breakdown of law and order. The State Police Commissioner, Rabiu Yusuf, had on Jan. 27, advised Kwankwaso to shelve the visit as security report had revealed that the controversial visit might cause political unrest. Rabiu Yusuf also warned that the law would be allowed to take its full course in the event that the controversial visit resulted into violent clash in the state. However, Kwankwaso, who spoke through his spokesperson, Binta Sipikin, promised to stand by his words to go ahead with the visit in spite of the police advice She said: “we are coming to visit friends, families and other relatives that for a long time, we have not seen. We have coordinated this visit with seven camera drones and other apparatus that would make it a hitch free home coming.’’