APC crisis: Kwankwaso cancels visit to Kano, Presidency intervenes


Ted Odogwu, with agency report

A former governor of Kano State, Sen. Rabi’u Kwankwaso, on Monday cancelled his controversial plan to visit Kano on Tuesday (today).

The controversy started when the state Police Commissioner, Rabiu Yusuf, on January 27 advised Kwankwaso to shelve the visit, saying that a security report had indicated that the visit might lead to political unrest.

Kwankwaso, who responded through his spokesperson, Binta Sipikin, vowed to go ahead with the visit in spite of the police advice.

Sipikin had 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 homecoming.’’

But Kwankwaso cancelled the visit at an emergency press conference at the Lugard House, Kano, addressed on his behalf by a former…

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