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The hypocrisy of Kano politics

The practice of claiming to have higher standards or more noble beliefs than others when it is not so, is a case is hypocrisy, as…

The practice of claiming to have higher standards or more noble beliefs than others when it is not so, is a case is hypocrisy, as is the case with people who do things that they tell other people not to do. Saying one thing in one place and saying another thing in another place is hypocrisy, too. A great scholar once said “ignorance leads to fear, fear leads to hate, and hate leads to violence”.
With all the above said, with all the definitions of hypocrisy clearly stated above, we can now simply and easily reflect on what is happening in Kano State politics today. The reality is that Kwankwaso is of higher standard than any other politician in Kano. With that, we can say any person who struggles to project himself, by himself, as having a higher standard than Kwankwaso, is a hypocrite.
When the members of the State House of Assembly, led by their speaker, visited Governor Ganduje to show him their support, which is clearly hypocrisy, he began preaching patience to them, following an event where he went and painted his benefactor (Kwankwaso) black, labelling his works as destructive. But that was strongly opposed and rejected by the good people of Kano State.
 At one point, Ganduje was verbally attacking Kwankwaso, at another he was preaching  patience, and at another different level again, he is now attacking his predecessor by action.  The arrest of former chief of staff and former commissioner of water resources, Dr. Dangwani, proves it. This is nothing but politically-motivated action, because Dangwani is a die-hard supporter of Kwankwaso. My good audience, what is this if not hypocrisy?
Power is a devil in itself, I believe. Power can drive you into doing things you never taught you could do. Power can make you do crazy things, stupid things, evil things, and more. We should all, as decent human beings, not allow power drive us into doing things we’ll regret later.
Even without campaigning in Kano State, Kwankwaso will get the votes of the people of my great state, which I believe he clearly knows and understands. So why would he care to campaign at this time? It’s very simple: his supporters were chanting ‘Sai Ka Yi’, and he was waving at his supporters, which I believe even Ganduje would do the same if people were to chant his name.
I will also want to add something, that a peaceful protest is a right, and just because you have power, you cannot use force to stop it, because your actions by the day are showing the people of Kano your true nature and true character. Believe me, they are eager to see 2019. And since we are practicing democracy, not dictatorship, we can protest anytime, anywhere and for whatever reason. We have the right to do so, so far as the protest is peaceful.
Bello wrote in from Kano, Kano State.

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