Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state and former senator has shelved his proposed visit to Kano.
Speaking through, Rabi’u Sulaiman Bchi, a former secretary to Kano state government, Kwankwaso stated that the cancellation was agreed upon after a series of consultations.
Senator Kwankwaso said, “I have shelved my visit to Kano to avoid political clash in the state following series of advices I have received from well-meaning Nigerians home and abroad.
“In view of this and after lengthy consultations with well-meaning Nigerians home and abroad, we painfully have decided to shelve the scheduled visit at the moment.
Before the cancellation, the proposed visit by the lawmaker, who is a known critic of Umar Ganduje, the current governor, generated controversy with accusations and counter-allegations emanating from the different political divides in the state over an expected clash between supporters of both politicians.
The State Police Commissioner, Rabiu Yusuf, said the police would not allow a break down of law and order due to tension over the visit.
Mohammed Rabi’u Musa popularly knows as Rabiu Kwankwaso is a Nigerian politician. He was two times Governor of Kano State from 1999–2003 and 2011–2015.
He was the first governor of Kano State in the fourth republic who was elected under the platform of People’s Democratic Party (Nigeria).
Kwankwaso lost re-election bid in 2003 to Ibrahim Shekarau and was in July same year appointed Defense Minister by President Olusegun Obasanjo.
In 2015, Kwankwaso unsuccessfully contested the presidential primaries nomination under the opposition All Progressive Congress, but lost to Muhammad Buhari. He then swap to contest the senatorial seat for Kano Central Senatorial District.