Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, former Kano State governor, has said he did not attend the inauguration of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, popularly known as Abba Gida-Gida, due to concerns about the potential for violence between their supporters.
Ganduje, in an interview with BBC Hausa said he has no any issues with the new government in the state.
He said, “Handing over can be divided into two aspects. The first is the transition of power, which involves the transfer of documents and information about the government’s operations, including completed projects, projects that were not completed, and advice for the incoming government.
“The second aspect is the inauguration. If the outgoing and incoming governments are from different political parties, it is not always necessary to attend the inauguration, as there is a risk of violence between supporters.”
When asked if he attended Tinubu’s inauguration to secure an appointment, Ganduje said, “I am not here for any appointments, but if I am appointed, I will not decline.
“I am optimistic about Tinubu’s presidency. We will pray for him and continue to support him because he was elected due to his good track record.”
On the misunderstanding between him and the new government in Kano, Ganduje said it was just hype and that he has a good relationship with the new government.
Daily Trust reports that some emirs who attended the occasion were booed.