In our last month editorial, we appealed to the two warring factions of the Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to shield their swords. We have always been in the forefront to see that peace required for progress is achieved in Kano State and indeed anywhere in Nigeria.
We thank God that things have started to take a beautiful shape as the state has recorded in recent time less hostile political comments from either side of the divides. This is highly commendable and we doff our cap for Governor Ganduje and Senator Kwankwaso for their listening ears.
It is however sad and indeed very sad that as we heave sigh of relieve from Ganduje/Kwankwao imbroglio, some Officers with self serving ambition within the media circle of Ganduje Government are attempting to cause internal wrangling capable of undermining the enduring progress and achievements so far made by Ganduje administration.
In a recent minor change of responsibilities, the former DG Media, Salihu Yakasai was promoted to Special Adviser to the Governor on New Media while the former Director of Press, Aminu Yassar became the DG Media and publicity. Anwar was appointed as Director of Press.
To every discerning mind including us, the appointments and change of status were made in the interest of the system and progress of the administration.
Unfortunately, with the reported Cold War between the office of the DG Media and Special Adviser to the Governor on New Media, it is quite obvious that all is not well with the appointments in view of the reported internal bickering affecting Governor Ganduje’s Media team.
Irrespective of what the initiator of the appointments had in mind, we believe there is every need for the appointees to close rank for the interest of their boss.
We do not rule out the fact that some certain interests, good or diabolical might be responsible for such an unusual internal squabble by those who are supposed to be the defenders of peace and stability of the government. We wish to draw the attention of the warring factions to the fact that if they do not act responsibly, the lizard will undoubtedly find its way to penetrate the crack wall, and if this is allowed, both the Principal and his media team might pay dearly for it.
We, therefore, want to further advise that the Honourable Commissioner of Information and Sports, Comrade Garba Mohammed will do well as the overall boss of Ganduje’s media to call the warring factions to order and allow the sleeping dog to lie. We are of the view that talking about seniority in a matter of political appointment is a luck carried too far as the governor is always at the liberty to appoint whoever the cap fits. The Cold War in Ganduje”s media team should be over please.