Former Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje has said that he didn’t attend the handover ceremony of his successor, Abba Kabir Yusuf popularly known as Abba Gida-Gida, due to concerns about potential violence between their supporters.
Speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa, Ganduje said he has no 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.”
On if he attended Tinubu’s inauguration to secure an appointment,
“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.”