The proposed plan visit of former Kano state Governor and present senator of Kano Central to his home state has been put to security evaluations and its outcome is said not to be favorable given the simmering political situation in the state at present.
Recall that Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso had initially written a letter to Kano state police command notifying them of his plan visit to the state
But addressing journalists at the Bompai Police headquarters in Kano, Commissioner of Police, Rabi’u Yusuf, said although the senator, representing Kano Central, has the right to exercise his freedom of association and assembly, but “credible information at the disposal of the Command reveals that the proposed visit has generated palpable fears in the minds of the people.
“There is apprehension amongst the general populace and the tendency to hijack the visit by some disgruntled politicians or miscreants cannot be ruled out.”
Yusuf stressed the urgent need to nip the looming problem in the bud, saying: “Any action or inaction by any person or group of persons that may jeopardize the relative peace the state is enjoying must be averted.
“On this premise, it is the candid advice of the Command that such a visit to the state should be shelved by Kwankwaso until the tension generated by the planned visit is doused and security threat neutralized.”The Command, he assured, “would continue to be firm, fair and just in providing a level playing ground for all political gladiators to carry out their political activities without fear of molestation and or intimidation.”
Yusuf insisted that the Police would not hesitate to deal decisively with any attempt by any political group to frustrate the peace of Kano.Yusuf confirmed that the Command received a letter yesterday (Thursday) dated January 16 by the Kwankwasiyya group regarding the senator’s political rally.He revealed consequent upon receipt of the letter, the Command formerly replied the group, advising it to cancel the visit.
The Police chief emphasized that the Command had earlier received similarly letter from All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano, notifying it of a political event in the state. He maintained that it is unprofessional to allow two opposing groups in the same political party to hold rally on the same day.
Meanwhile Kwankwaso had vowed to visit despite police warning, Kwankwaso who spoke through his spokesperson, Binta Sipikin, in Kano, said he will go to the state with ”seven camera drones”, three international media outfits and, ”a host of other top national and international friends of his.”
“We are coming to visit friends, families and other relatives that for a long time, we have not seen. We have coordinated this visit with seven camera drones and other apparatus that would make it a hitch free home coming,” he said.