The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that he is welcoming the immediate past governor, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, on his planned visit to the state.
The two erstwhile political associates have been at loggerheads since the beginning of Mr Ganduje’s administration.
Reports have it that the former governor, now a senator representing Kano Central senatorial zone, would visit the state on January 31.
The reported visit generated mixed reactions from supporters, casting fears that the supporters may clash during the visit.
However, Mr Ganduje, through the Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, said the state government was welcoming Mr Kwankwaso to Kano.
According to Mr Garba, the current administration had received high profile politicians and other individuals, adding that the same treatment would be accorded to Mr Kwankwaso.
The commissioner, at a press conference to highlight the achievements of administration of Mr Ganduje on Tuesday, said the governor was known for his generosity and hospitality to any visitor to this state.
He further said that the governor would never deprive any politician right to exercise his political activities in the state, provided it is conducted with decorum.
“Rumours were going on that the government of Ganduje will stop Kwankwaso from coming to Kano. This is not true.
“This administration of Ganduje is known for receiving high profile politicians. Everybody is aware of Ganduje’s history of honoring people, irrespective of status.
“We welcome Kwankwaso. Let him come and conduct his political activities. But what we will not condone is violence. We will not stop any politician to conduct his activities if it is peacefully and honorably,” Mr Garba said.
Mr Garba also restated the administration’s determination to complete the projects it inherited and the ones it initiated within 2018.