Coalition demands re-visit of white paper against Kwankwaso
A coalition civil society organisations, the Good Governance and Change Initiative (GGCI) on Tuesday requested for a re-visit of the recommendations of the 2006 white paper report that it claimed indicted the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
After a day Good Governance Appraisal Summit in Kano, the coalition said Kwankwaso was found guilty of allocating lands tha belong to Eid praying ground, monument, among others, to friends and associates, the same accusation leveled against former governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
In a communique issued after their summit, the coalition resolved that the government of Kano state should stop further demolition of properties of innocent citizens with immediate effect.
Some of the coalition’s demands in the communiqué were, “That the government should, as a matter of urgency, compile a comprehensive list of victims of the demolition and commence the process of compensation.
“That the government should set up a committee to verify genuine landowners with the view to return the same property to them. That Governor Abba Yusuf should take his time to study the handover note of the previous administration instead of taking hasty decisions, bearing in mind that government is a continuum.
“That the state anti-corruption commission has completely been politicized especially with the appointment of a partisan and card carrying member of the NNPP as Chairman and therefore Barrister Muhuyi Magaji, should either resign honorable or sack immediately.
“That the Kano state government should appoint a more senior, experienced, non-partisan and competent person to replace Barrister Muhuyi Magaji immediately in order to give credibility to the commission
“That the state government in the spirit of fairness should re-visit the recommendations of the 2006 white paper report that exposes the land scandal of the than former governor of the state Engr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso instead of chasing shadow by embarking on a vendetta mission and face governance.”
But, the state commissioner for information, Baba Halilu Dantiye, reacted by saying that the white paper issue is now history as the former governor has been cleared and that the coalition should focus on something for the betterment of people not issues that have been quashed.
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