In Kano APC may suspend Kwankwaso for allegedly sponsoring violent rally

Kwankwaso was said to have paid a condolence visit to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje over the death of his mother with an entourage of supporter who became violent.

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Kano State former governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) may suspend former Kano State Governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, after he allegedly organising  a violent rally in the state.

Kwankwaso was said to have paid a condolence visit to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje over the death of his mother with an entourage of supporter who became violent.

The ex-governor was alleged to have deliberately turned the rally into violence.

Speaking to newsmen in Kano on Thursday, March 10, APC chairman in the state, Umar Doguwa, condemned Kwankwaso's action, stressing that he must face disciplinary action.

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“The party and its leadership hierarchy, as enshrined in APC constitution, must be respected at all times by party members in respective of their position," Doguwa said.

“The party leader today in Kano is nobody but Governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje, who also must be respected by every person.

“The party would leave no stone unturned in ensuring discipline, orderliness and loyalty as prescribed by the constitution of the APC.

“Such case of party indiscipline committed by Senator Kwankwaso will be thoroughly investigated and dealt with in accordance with the constitution of the party,” he said.

Kwankwaso allegedly hired a crowd that crossed over the perimeter fence of the Kano airport and damaged some installations.

“When the hired crowd was denied access to the airport premises, they climbed over fences, breaking the iron barriers and destroying the Security scanners. All the pictures are available for confirmation.

“Also, the hired thugs were busy distributing presidential campaign posters, car stickers reading ‘Kwankwassiya 2019, Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso for President, among others,” Doguwa said.

The APC chairman said when other dignitaries from all walks of life – including those from the opposition party – came to condole with the governor, none of them made their visits violent.

“During the senator’s visit, there was a violent rally and open show of thuggery as his supporters were seen openly wielding machetes, swords and other dangerous weapons,” he said.

The party chairman also said Kwankwaso's supporters called for for replacement of Mr. Buhari with Mr. Kwankwaso by 2019.

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