Kano emirship crisis: Kwankwaso’s comments unwarranted, unacceptable – APC

Following the allegation by the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, that the ruling party was trying to take Kano State through the backdoor by declaring a state of emergency, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has described the comment as grossly insensitive, unwarranted and unacceptable.

The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Felix Morka, in a statement issued on Tuesday, said the party also considered Kwankwaso’s comments as disappointing for an individual of his standing.

The APC noted that Kwankwaso’s comments were made with reference to the lingering Emirate tussle in Kano.

According to the APC, Kwankwaso should busy himself with exploring and exhausting all avenues for political and peaceful solutions to the royal impasse rather than amplifying the drums of strife and upheaval.

It maintained that the situation in Kano State calls for calm as the nation awaits judicial or political resolution of all outstanding matters.

Morka noted that the ruling party expected Kwankwaso to demonstrate high-grade discretion, and a better grip of the severe social, political and security implications of unguarded utterances capable of fueling tension and strife in Kano.

Morka said in his “unhinged bid to lash out”, Kwankwaso ignored the Federal Government’s glaring neutrality on the emirate crisis in Kano from the very outset.

“The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to comments reportedly made by Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, former Governor of Kano State and 2023 presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), accusing the APC-led federal government of attempting to create a new breed of Boko Haram terrorists and insurgents in Northern Nigeria.

“Without any shred of evidence, he further alleged that certain individuals in APC fold were goading the federal government with the goal of reclaiming Kano State through a declaration of a state of emergency,” the statement said.

Morka added that it was disturbing that Kwankwaso would accuse the Federal Government of attempting to create a new breed of Boko Haram terrorists in Kano.

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