The rift between former Kano State Governor, Rabi’u Kwankwaso and his successor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, appears to have taken a turn for the worse with members of the House of Assembly pitching their tent with the incumbent.
Ganduje was Kwankwaso’s deputy when the latter was governor and they seemed to enjoy a cordial relationship until recently, when the former governor, now senator, accused his successor of attempting to split the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state following plans to sanction him.
The Kano State lawmakers, who paid a solidarity visit to Governor Ganduje, to express loyalty, wore different attires and caps, a radical departure from the dominant red cap, an identity of the Kwankwasiyya movement, propagated by the former governor.
The visit, led by the Speaker, Kabiru Rurum, surprised Ganduje.
The lawmakers, it was learnt, dumped the red cap in solidarity with the Gandujiyya Akida belief.
Also, the 44 local government chairmen dumped the red cap in support of the Gandujiyya Akida.
Most of the Kwankwasiyya group members in solidarity also dumped the red cap to identify with Gandujiyya Akida.
A lawmaker, who preferred anonymity, said: “As you can see, the Speaker and members came here for a solidarity visit and to reassure the governor that we are behind him.
“We have dumped the red cap and joined the Gandujiyya Akida Movement. We promise to ensure its success”.
Governor Ganduje had accused his former boss of encouraging and promoting political thuggery.
The governor, who inspected work at Zango-Bale Road in Dakata quarters, said his administration did not encourage use of weapons whenever they embarked on trips, unlike his predecessor.
He said: “Our administration is determined to ensure that the dividends of democracy are delivered to the people. We are ready to work for it without fear or favour”.