Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former senator, says President Bola Tinubu was shocked at how Abdullahi Ganduje, the immediate past governor of Kano, managed the affairs of the state.
Ganduje had reportedly said he would have slapped Kwankwaso over the demolition of some properties being carried out by Abba Yusuf, governor of Kano.
Yusuf had accused Ganduje’s administration of allocating public lands for the construction of some properties.
Speaking with reporters after meeting Tinubu at the Presidential Villa on Friday, Kwankwaso accused Ganduje of constructing shops illegally.
“The president was shocked. Are you not shocked that somebody will sell a university? Are you not shocked that he demolished the only university? Daula Hotel, for those of you who are in Kano, you know the old Daula, demolished to zero and that is a faculty under the University of Science and Technology,” he said.
“He demolished that one. Are you not shocked?
“The president was shocked. He didn’t know. He even mentioned that he talked to somebody to go and find out for him. But when I told him, I said you are a Muslim, very soon you are going for Sallah.
“How can you go under that circumstance and pray in that place? And even the Triumph place he is talking about, you are journalists. You should be angry because that’s your constituency, he demolished it completely and put shops everywhere.”
Kwankwaso said Yusuf would not allow the property of the government to be sold to the public.
“I wanted to be president, I campaigned also. And I went to Kano and told them that these places, schools, in fact, most of our schools in Kano were being encroached on,” he said.
“And it is our policy to make sure that all that were encroached into are returned to them. We will not allow anybody either local government chairman or governor to go sell.”