The Kwankwasiyya faction of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kano State led by former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso has criticised Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for selling public properties in the state.
Recall Mr Ganduje had sold off Daula Hotel and is allegedly planning to sell Kano Zoological Garden in the state.
But addressing a press conference on Friday in Kano the deputy governorship candidate of the PDP in the 2019 election, Aminu Abdussalam, alleged that the properties were sold to individuals for personal gains through “non-transparent and unconstitutional means”.
While condemning the governor’s action, Mr Abdussalam stressed that the group would follow lawful means to stop the governor’s “ineptitude, cluelessness and breach of constitutional provisions”.
Mr Abdussalam lamented that the governor had reversed the policies initiated by the Kwankwaso administration like the establishment of zoological gardens per each senatorial zones.
He added that, “instead of completing the ones initiated by the immediate past administration, located at Bagauda and establishing another in Kano North, the governor is to say the least going in anti-clockwise direction.”
“It is no longer news that our historical monuments and other public properties of critical importance to the development of Kano are under serious threat by the governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, under the APC-led government.
“You may recall that Kano state government are selling public properties such as Gidan Zoo, Daula Hotel, Triumph Publishing Company, Eid ground at Kofar Mata, Panshekara Modern Abattoir, some part of Fagge Juma’at Mosque, Hajj Camp and Shahuci Motor Park to individuals for personal gains through non-transparent and unconstitutional means that are hitherto being used for the benefit of all.
“The action if this inept, clueless and incompetent governor, whose desire is only to milk public fund is a clear sign of setback to Kano state in particular and the nation at large,” he said.
Mr Abdussalam, therefore, called on the state government and wealthy individuals involved in grabbing public lands to desist from the “merciless act”.
He further stated that though the Kwankwasiyya movement would not be deluded by the attractive idea of good return from the investment, it would remain with no option than to “diligently pursue lawful means and engage in public protests in order to stop the disaster”.