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‘Stepping on Kwankwaso’s picture not intentional’

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The Kano State commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, has said that viral picture on the social media depicting Governor Abdullahi Ganduje stepping on the poster of former Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso at the APC rally, held on Saturday, was “unintentional and totally unpremeditated”.

The commissioner said in a statement that no matter the political misunderstanding and differences, it has never been the character of Mr Ganduje to engage in any disrespectful or act of belittling any political leader.

He said while the issue has been twisted by some injudicious elements who are busy parodying the scenario for their egoistic interest, it would become a big wound to the conscience if facts are misrepresented.

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Ganduje steps on Kwankwaso's picture at a political rally
Ganduje steps on Kwankwaso’s picture at a political rally

Giving an account of the incident, Mr Garba said, “during the event, which was organized as part of activities marking this year’s Democracy Day, two former gubernatorial candidates and many members of the Kwankwasiyya defected to the APC.

When Mr Ganduje was called to the podium, the former Kwankwasiyya members lined up on the way to applaud and pay their allegiance to the governor.

According to him, some of the members who abandoned the Kwankwasiyya movement at the event, parenthetically, were downplaying pictures of the former governor, one of which, dropped on the red carpet as Governor Ganduje walked his way to the podium, and unknowingly stepped on it.”

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The commissioner emphasised that Mr Ganduje is known by many as peace loving, tolerating and harbour no grudges to influence such act.

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