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APC And Its Nepotism In President Buhari’s Home Town




Ibrahim Rabiu Birnin Kudu

Before his Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR join partisan politics, Daura is one of the strongest support base of our beloved party, PDP in Katsina State.

After he joined the opposition party ,Daura turned to be the headquarters of the opposition in the state which resulted to the rejection of our great party whereby to be a PDP supporter one will be treated as an outcasts and totally rejected simply because they are not in the opposition party.

PDP as a great party have achieved considerable successes in terms of human and infrastructural development of the entire state with notable capital human development programs.

It becomes an attitude, habits and well established tradition to abused, mocked, ridicule and above all stigmatized the PDP lead government and it’s officials as thieves with slogans PDP WAWA/YAN WAWA, BARAYI without decorum and respect for the government officials.

From APP up to APC members of the then main opposition party paraded themselves as saints and their supporters used every available means and opportunity to disgraced members of the then ruling party.

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Opposition party in the Katsina State promised the indigenes of the State they will turn things around better than what late Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’adua and Barrister Ibrahim Shehu Shema did to develop the state.

People in the state and those like us that came casually knows what Governor Aminu Bello Masari did for their state in terms of massive infrastructures that cannot be forgotten in the state.

In 2015 there was massive jubilation in Katsina State to celebrate the victory of APC which ended the ruling of thieves and brought in the saints to lead the state with high expectations that the government of APC will surpass the successes recorded by the previous administrations in terms of capital, human and infrastructure.

However, the good people of Katsina since the first tenure of the current administration saw that, the APC lead government is not match and uncomparable to our great party PDP because there is no sign that APC will catch-up with the achievements of PDP talk less of exceeding what PDP achieved which each and everyone of us can glaringly see on ground and verifiable.

When our great party came, it did not scrambled or tempered with the State’s assets especially landed property. Out of the love for the development of the State, PDP the stigmatized thieves protect the existing infrastructures and built additional infrastructures at the state and local government areas.

Whosoever is following social media the news trending from Katsina State will come across posts, comments and reactions on land allocation, it is not a new things to see online protests against the allocations of land to some selected few due to some personal interests as a favor to those that are closed to the government.

What drawn my attention to write this piece is the recent online arguments and debates generated by a post whereby Katsina State allocated shops build by Daura Local Government to the APC party Chairman of Daura.

My conclusions from what I read is that I am highly impressed by the comments that followed where the majority do not support such gift to the party Chairman because is not in the best interests of the general public but promotion of personal interests.

My loyalty to my great party PDP does not blind me to see the good sides of His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR as a honest and no nonsense man who’s name is synonymous to anti-corruption as well as father and grandfather that deserved our respect.

Personally I have no reason to blame President Muhammadu Buhari and directly link him with this ugly development under the watch of his party ,is a serious setback on anti-corruption crusade, slap on his face and the entire state.

If there is any state that would be expected to lead by example in terms of accountability, prudence and transparency is Katsina State as his State and Daura his hometown will be a no-go-area of any allocation of government property, but unfortunately APC party Chairman was allocated with local government property as compensation for his plots acquired by Daura Local Government.

To me this is a compensation of the century which gives buildings that are more valuable than the plots which belongs to him. This is happening under the watch of the Saints. The so-called PDP thieves preserved and protected these shops, but the Saints got away with it not in the best interests of Daura people but for selfish interests.

Ibrahim Rabiu Birnin Kudu


Staying Loyal: Key to Winning Elections in Nigeria-Reno Omokri



Obasanjo ,Yaradua and Jonathan during the May 29 2007 handover to President Yaradua

Reno Omokri

If you want to win an election in Nigeria, you can’t jump from party to party. Nobody who has done that has ever won an election at the centre in Nigeria from our amalgamation by the British in 1914 to now. Nobody! You can do so at the regional and state level, especially where your region has ethnic homogeneity. But in a pluralistic federation, you are toast if you do that.

Only those who have remained loyal to their parties have ever won elections as Presidents or Prime Ministers in Nigeria. Your party can go into coalition and merger with another party, or it can change its name and your reputation will remain intact. But when you leave your party to join another party, the people also leave you.

No matter what happens within your party, stay there and resolve the situation. Assert yourself th amere. Go from battleground to common ground. If you cannot lead your party out of a crisis, you will not be able to convince non-tribal critical thinking voters that you can lead the country out of crisis.

Tafawa Balewa was a member of the Northern Peoples Congress. He never changed parties. Shagari was a member of the National Party of Nigeria, which was an offshoot of the Northern Peoples Congress. He never changed parties.

Obasanjo, Yar’adua and Jonathan were members of the Peoples Democratic Party. They never changed parties.

Buhari was a member of the All Peoples Party, which later changed its name to the All Nigeria Peoples Party. The party eventually split, and Buhari went with the Congress for Progressive Change, which, in 2013, merged with other parties to form the All Progressives Congress.

Tinubu was a member of the Social Democratic Party, which was dissolved by Abacha in 1993. Following this, he helped found the Alliance for Democracy, which merged with other parties to form the Action Congress of Nigeria in 2006. The ACN merged with other parties to form the APC in 2013.

Nigerian Politicians should learn from history. The best predictor of the future is the past. Between now and 2027, any politician who leaves his party for another party, except where there is a merger, is just wasting his time and money if he contests for the Presidency.

A country struggling with political stability cannot afford a leader who also struggles with his own mental and political stability.

Sadly, in Nigeria, to leave your party in Presidential politics is to live in pity as a perennial candidate!

Reno Omokri is a former Adviser to President Jonathan

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When Two Kano Elephant fights, The Grass Suffers -Kabiru Anka



By Kabiru Anka PhD.


The political Intrigues in Kano State in recent time can be rationalised within the dictim of the adage of “When two Elephants fight ,the Grass Suffers”.
It all began with series of litigations and media attacks aimed at former Governor of the state and the National Chairman of ALL Progressives Congress (APC) Abdullahi Umar Ganduje ostensibly by the NNPP lead State government of Abba Kabiru Yusuf

The government, using its organs gone filled multiple court cases against Governor Ganduje and his wife, creating a climate of turmoil and uncertainty in the state.

The fact that the government has taken such drastic measures, including an orchestrated suspension of Ganduje from his party at the ward level, highlights the magnitude of the crisis that has emerged at the national party level. Interest groups are now jostling to take advantage of the situation and capitalize on Ganduje’s vulnerabilities to potentially remove him from office.
However, amidst all these Intrigues is the underlying fact aimed at the demolition of the structure of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State.
It didn’t stop at that , there is also the glaring evidence to stop work on all inherited projects of the former government even at great cost to tax the payers.
As a result, the political turmoil in Kano State has far-reaching implications not only for Ganduje but also for the overall stability of the APC in the state and of course the development of the people.
The power play between interest groups and the state government threatens to disrupt the political status quo and create a vacuum that could be exploited by opportunistic elements.
The situation in Kano State is a reflection of the complex and often treacherous nature of Nigerian politics. As Ganduje navigates through this storm of litigation and media attacks, it is crucial for all stakeholders to prioritize the interests of the people and work towards a resolution that upholds the democratic principles on which our society is built. Only through unity and cooperation can we overcome the challenges that lie ahead and forge a path towards a brighter future for Kano State and Nigeria as a whole than witch hunting a man who worked tirelessly for the sustainability of APC in Kano and success recorded during the last general elections.

The citizens of Kano deserve leaders who prioritize their well-being and work towards the common good, rather than engaging in power struggles and personal vendettas.
Moving forward, it is essential for all parties involved to engage in constructive dialogue and find common ground to resolve the political turmoil in Kano State. By focusing on the issues that truly matter to the people, such as infrastructure development, healthcare, education, and job creation, etc.

Ultimately, the future of Kano State rests on the ability of its leaders to rise above petty politics and prioritize the welfare of the citizens than running after a man who did his best to develop the state as governor.
Two many projects we leant have been abandoned while new ones are being flagged off. Ironically Ganduje completed many of the projects initiated by Kwankwaso. Indeed ,when two elephants fight the grass suffers.

Dr Kabiru Anka is political analysis based in Kano

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Gov. Gida-Gida and Ganduje: The Firing of Unwarranted Political Salvos-Adamu Aminu



Former Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Successor Abba Kabir Yusuf


By Adamu Aminu.

It is extremely disheartening to see how recently our two elder statesmen, the Kano state Governor, His Excellency, Abba Kabir Yusif, politically known as Abba Gida-Gida, and his immediate predecessor, the ex-Kano and present APC National chairman, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, are busy exchanging salvos directly at each other.

The exchanges of verbal brawls through their spokesmen emanated shortly after Governor Abba Kabir Yusif inaugurated two judicial commissions of inquiry to investigate cases of misappropriation of public property, political violence, and missing persons from 2015 to 2019 to 2023.

It was unfortunate; all the accusations and counter-accusations from both sides were riddled with harsh and demeaning words, deemed unrepeatable and unworthy to come from our respected leaders who are beating chests of leading Kano, the state that has reached the zenith of political maturity in the whole nation.

I was automatically dumbfounded by how the exchanged salvos and political sarcasm were randomly so directed at each other, without revisiting the fact that history never lies; someday, posterity will judge them.

This comes at a time when the warring parties should set aside their differences and make Kano their concern and priority, but they resorted to opening the doors of all blackmailing arsenals at their disposal, overtly directed at each other, without knowing that their utterances and accusations are doing more harm than good to Kano state in general.

This came at a time when our counterpart States in the South, like Lagos, Rivers, and others, have already set politics aside and deeply engaged in the execution of developmental projects for their people, but Kano, a state of whole-tenure politics, is dragging feet towards the fulfillment of promises during electioneering campaigns.

At this time when most Kano industries are not functional, there is no portable water, unemployment, poverty, hunger, and thuggery clogging the wheels of Kano’s economic development, instead, they resorted to engaged in trading bitter words and pointing accusing fingers at themselves.

I think it’s time for our Excellency, the state governor Abba Kabir Yusif, and his predecessor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to wake up from their slumbers and stop demeaning themselves politically.

Trading accusations of one’s incompetence, docility, and another’s accusation of land grabbing and rat-like behavior is not the utmost priority for Kano populace.

It’s time to stop deceiving ourselves with the longstanding Kano praise “Kano Tumbin Giwa, Ko dame Kazo An Fika,” which means Kano, the melting pot, whatever you came along with, you’re far left behind. Kano state in this modern era deserves to be far from where it is now.

I do hope and pray that Governor Abba and his predecessor Ganduje make Kano and Kanawas their utmost priority. They are our role models, exchanging incendiary remarks with each other will show that politics isn’t only a dirty game, it’s a dirty war of raining curses and abuses.

They should know that someday around this time, they will be no more; only their legacies will make them immortal in the memory of Kano populace.

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