The on going feud between Gov. Umar Abdullahi Ganduje and his former Boss, Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, a serving Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is uncalled for. At least, it is not in the best interest of the state. In our honest view, we think such rumpus, though beneficial to political hangers on, is capable of generating ill-feelings among followers of the two political gladiators, who incidentally are members of the same political party.
We notice that the internal wrangling started about early March this year when Gov. Ganduje lost his mother. May her soul rest in peace and Allah grant her paradise, amin. Senator Kwankwaso was in Kano to pay condolence to Gov. Ganduje over the loss of his dear mother. He went there with army of supporters who attempted to make a show of bravado. The condolence visit almost turned to political brouhaha, which was widely condemned. Since then, things went into nosedive and have not been the same as each side always try to outsmart one another at every available opportunity.
The unfortunate feud being fuelled by whatever factor, to us, is not the best looking at the relationship, closeness, the dexterity at which Ganduje and Kwankwaso have managed human and material resources of the state.
of great concern in the latest situation in Kano, which has painfully brought about disaffection between the two is that this kind of relationship has never existed without any point of contradiction both at persona and political levels. They have been together in and outside government; in peace and stress and in thick and thin, working hand in gloves. Ganduje’s loyalty as the then Deputy Governor for eight years was never in doubt.
It is unfortunate therefore that after making such huge investment in making relationship based on peace, love, trust, confidence and commitment, something should be allowed to jeopardise, destroy or hamper this relationship, a relationship that transcends between two individuals that will even guide the future generation.
As matter of fact, all relationships experience test and stress, which can be overcome by remaining focused on the good side of the relationship. We are sure this is how Ganduje/Kwankwaso relationship was built.
Understandably, everybody can be in politics but not every one can sustain a good relationship. Therefore, Gov. Ganduje and Senator Kwankwaso should ensure that nothing is done and nobody should be allowed to diminish, taint or reduce their status to a level of pettiness.
If for instance, today, Ganduje is not the Governor, what has it got to do with Kwankwaso’s happiness? The on going cold war between the two, to us, is not plausible, knowing full well that whatever it is, Kwankwaso cannot aspire for Governor again and likewise, Ganduje cannot aspire for Deputy in the scheme of things. The most important thing, to us, however, is not really the politics but the relationships that have built over the time. In fact, Kwankwado will never get another Ganduje and Ganduje will never get another Kwankwaso. Though we trust and believe that only God knows tomorrow but Ganduje and Kwankwaso circumstance will never be the same.
They should therefore allow peace to reign in order to disallow gossip traders and political job seekers from having a field day and emitting their doable and un-doable.
The crack on the wall, which makes the lizards to penetrate should be cemented concretely.
Unlike what used to happen where successors abandon predecessors’ uncompleted projects, it is gratifying and heart warming that the right choice of Ganduje has witnessed the completion of uncompleted projects of Kwankwaso, indicating to every one that the incumbent Governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje has no ill-feelings against his immediate predecessor. What is more, he still have his red cap as a mark of solidarity and loyalty, which is very rare in other places. Ganduje is the Governor and should be seen to be in charge. Any action or inaction of any one else aimed at casting sadistic stone against him will amount to not being fair to him. Ganduje deserves fairness from any quarter. This is the home truth.