I will settle my rift with Kwankwaso – Ganduje

I will settle my rift with Kwankwaso –  Ganduje
March 18 17:20 2016

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje on Friday said plans were underway for the settlement of his disagreement with his predecessor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

According to him, reconciliation moves between them were ongoing.

Ganduje had recently called Kwankwaso a Satan, accusing him of cheating and betraying the people of the state as well as President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking with State House correspondents after meeting President  Buhari, Ganduje however said:  “The situation is under control, it is an in-house problem which is under control. We are talking about it.

“Yes, reconciliation is ongoing and it will work. We have been together for long, we are politically brothers and friends. Therefore, we will make sure that we don’t allow things to continue to fall apart.

“Kano is the most populous state in the country. Kano was the one that provided the highest number of votes for the President. Kano is the state that has 100 percent APC in whichever elected posts you can think of.

“We shall put heads together to make sure that there is peace and stability in the state.” He added

He disclosed that he briefed President Buhari about the security situation in Kano, especially on cattle rustling and kidnapping, which he said were under control.

According to him, the amnesty package extended to those that have decided to turn a new leaf and their empowerment programme were also discussed during the meeting.

He continued: “We talked about irrigation, especially the production of wheat with dry farming. Now, we are getting ready for the production of rice. So Kano State is providing an enabling environment for farmers, cutting off the middlemen, the farmers are getting the best out of it.

“I think with what we are seeing in Kano State, there is hope in agriculture. We have provided enabling environment for rice, wheat and tomatoes.

“On security, for long time now, we have not got any eventuality within the city. Even the castle rustling has gone down. We recovered more than 10,000 cattle and we have returned them to their owners free of charge.

“We granted amnesty to those who decided to quit crime. 39 of them came forward to surrender all their arms ammunition, including AK47, with hard drugs like Indian hemps and so on. We are planning an empowerment scheme for them.

“So security situation has improved in the state and we have to appreciate the efforts of the security agencies in the state.”