Former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, is in the bad books of his party, the All Progressive Congress for organising a violent rally in the state while paying a condolence visit to the governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, following the death of his mother.
The State party chairman, Umar Doguwa, while speaking in Kano on Thursday, said Kwankwaso’s acts of indiscipline should not be allowed to go unpunished.
Doguwa further said the party was against the call for the replacement of President Muhammadu Buhari with Kwankwaso in 2019.
While stating that the party’s leadership had approved the constitution of a disciplinary committee to penalise Kwankwaso, the chairman said the former governor dishonoured the dead by holding a “violent rally when the funeral rites of the governor’s mother was conducted with decorum, humility, civility and decency in keeping with religious and cultural values of thlly”.
“The party and its leadership hierarchy, as enshrined in APC constitution, must be respected at all times by party members in respective of their position. The party leader today in Kano is nobody but Governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje, who also must be respected by every person.”
“The party would leave no stone unturned in ensuring discipline, orderliness and loyalty as prescribed by the constitution of the APC.”
“Such case of party indiscipline committed by Senator Kwankwaso will be thoroughly investigated and dealt with in accordance with the constitution of the party.”
“When the hired crowd was denied access to the airport premises, they climbed over fences, breaking the iron barriers and destroying the Security scanners. All the pictures are available for confirmation.”
“Also, the hired thugs were busy distributing presidential campaign posters, car stickers reading ‘Kwankwassiya 2019, Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso for President, among others.”
“During the senator’s visit, there was a violent rally and open show of thuggery as his supporters were seen openly wielding machetes, swords and other dangerous weapons.”