A former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said that he would not meddle in the administration of the incoming governor of the state, Abba Yusuf.
Mr Kwankwaso, who is the national leader of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, however, said as a citizen of the state he would always provide constructive advice to the government when sought.
The former presidential candidate of the NNPP stated this during an interview with BBC Hausa while reacting to concerns raised by some Nigerians that he would not allow the new governor to run his administration.
But the leader of the NNPP noted that he would go against the new government whenever he sees them going astray.
He said, “Even if it is your cleaner you appoint as leader, then you shouldn’t interfere. If he asks for your advice, you will give it; if he does not ask, then you should be silent.
“When I was a governor, I worked with some people, including Abba, who helped me achieve success.
“That is why we sat down and looked at all our people, and we chose the one we think if God wills, he will not repeat Ganduje’s nonsense.
“Whoever is ruling Kano, whether it’s a military or whoever, we will not allow him to astray.
“Therefore, whether it is Abba who rules or whoever, we will tell him anything that is right, and when it is wrong, we will tell him too.
“What I know is that all the wrong things during the outgoing government will be corrected.”