The proposed visit to Kano by a former governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has continued to generate controversy, with supporters asking the senator to ignore the police and go ahead with the visit.
The much-awaited visit by the former governor and now a senator on January 30 had raised security concerns over possible clash with supporters of the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.
Although the Kano Police Commissioner, Rabiu Yusuf, had personally written to Mr Kwankwaso on January 19, asking him to shelve his planned visit, the former governor’s reply to him was not accepted by the command.
“Kwankwaso replied the CP since January 19, but he directed that any letter from Kwankwaso should not be accepted by the command,” said a credible source familiar with the issue.
Spokesman to Kano Police Command could not be reached for comment as at the time of filing in this report.
But in the letter obtained by DAILY NIGERIAN, the senator said it was appalling that the CP chose to advise him to stop his “homecoming” visit instead of bringing to book serving officials of the state government who threatened his life.
Mr kwankwaso noted that his supporters had always been “peaceful and law-abiding and have no record of violence”.