Police Warn Kwankwaso To Shelve Kano Visit
Police authorities in Kano have warned former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso against coming to the state on January 30 as planned.
Addressing a press conference on Friday, the state Police Commissioner, Rabi'u Yusuf said in the event Kwankwaso refused to take the police's advice, the law will take it course against him.
Kwankwaso, who is the senator representing Kano Central in the National Assembly, and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, are set to hold parallel political rallies on January 30.
The two separate events are centred on the February 10 local government election in the state and the 2019 general election.
"There is no doubt, Senator Kwankwaso as a citizen of this country has the constitutional right of association, assembly and above all movement, " Yusuf said. .
"There is apprehension amongst the populace and the tendency to hijack the visit by some disgruntled politicians or miscreants cannot be wished away. "Consequently upon this, the urgent need to nip the problem in the bud cannot be over-emphasised," he said.
Yusuf added that the primary job of the police is to protect lives and property of Nigerians.
The commissioner noted that any action or inaction by any person or group of persons that might jeopardise the relative peace being enjoyed by people in the state must be averted.
"On this premise, it is the candid advice of the command that such visit to the state should be shelved by Senator Kwankwaso until the tension generated by the planned visit is doused and security threat neutralised.
"The command will continue to be firm, fair and just in providing a level ground for all political gladiators to carry out their political activities without fear or molestation and or intimidation," he concluded.
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