Northern Youths Kick against Tinubu’s Colloquium in Kano Govt House

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Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Northern Youths, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, Tinubu’s Colloquium, Kano Govt House
Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Northern Youths Kick against Tinubu’s Colloquium in Kano Govt House

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has threatened to stand up against plans by Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to host Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s birthday in the state Government House.

Tinubu was governor of Lagos State, an influential politician alleged to be nursing the ambition to become Nigeria’s president in 2023.

AYCF contended that the birthday celebration, which is a private engagement, may hold in Kano but must not be in the Government House, which they said symbolizes the state authority.

A statement issued by the AYCF national president, Yerima Shettima on Friday, a copy of which Nigerian Sketch obtained, said “The plan is an insult on the symbol of authority that the Government House has been to the Kano people for decades.”

They argued that Tinubu is not a friend of Northern Nigeria because he refused to intervene in issues that concerned the region and its people in the past.

“He kept quiet while Northerners were under attack  in Oyo and some parts of the Southwest,” they said.

“While people from Ganduje’s Northern Nigeria were being maimed, Tinubu kept mute even when Northerners’ assets were being destroyed in some parts of the Southwest,” they alleged.

“In the guise of hunting down imaginary herdsmen   he   could not even condemn the violence. Yet, this is shamelessly the special guest for Ganduje in Kano Government House,” they said.

“Kano is not only the financial nerve centre of the North, but also the symbol of the region’s cultural   and historical pride, up to today and we won’t   fold our arms and watch this pillar of the North turned into a birthday party venue for people   who are not officials   of any government in the country.”

The statement also asked “Why can’t the governor of Lagos State, where Tinubu has a lot of influence do so inside the Government House, Alausa? Has Governor Ganduje ever hosted Aminu Kano’s remembrance in Government House? And if Governor Ganduje is so desperate about pleasing Tinubu, either as associate or political godfather what stops him from using any event centre or stadium in Kano Municipal that could be more conveniently used for such purposes? Why must it be Government House?

“We wish to advise Governor Ganduje to drop this primitive idea of hosting a private individual inside Kano Government House, or else we will apply all legitimate means of stopping this embarrassing wastage and denigration of the official abode of a Governor for fun.”

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has threatened to stand up against plans by Kano State goveronor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to host Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s birthday in the state Government House.

Tinubu was governor of Lagos State, an influential politician alleged to be nursing the ambition to become Nigeria’s president in 2023.

AYCF contended that the birthday celebration, which is a private engagement, may hold in Kano but must not be in the Government House, which they said symbolizes the state authority.

A statement issued by the AYCF national president, Yerima Shettima on Friday said “The plan is an insult on the symbol of authority that the Government House has been to the Kano people for decades.”

They argued that Tinubu is not a friend of Northern Nigeria because he refused to intervene in issues that concerned the region and its people in the past.

“He kept quiet while Northerners were under attack  in Oyo and some parts of the Southwest,” they said.

“While people from Ganduje’s Northern Nigeria were being maimed, Tinubu kept mute even when Northerners’ assets were being destroyed in some parts of the Southwest,” they alleged.

“In the guise of hunting down imaginary herdsmen   he   could not even condemn the violence. Yet, this is shamelessly the special guest for Ganduje in Kano Government House,” they said.

“Kano is not only the financial nerve centre of the North, but also the symbol of the region’s cultural   and historical pride, up to today and we won’t   fold our arms and watch this pillar of the North turned into a birthday party venue for people   who are not officials   of any government in the country.”

The statement also asked “Why can’t the governor of Lagos State, where Tinubu has a lot of influence do so inside the Government House, Alausa? Has Governor Ganduje ever hosted Aminu Kano’s remembrance in Government House? And if Governor Ganduje is so desperate about pleasing Tinubu, either as associate or political godfather what stops him from using any event centre or stadium in Kano Municipal that could be more conveniently used for such purposes? Why must it be Government House?

“We wish to advise Governor Ganduje to drop this primitive idea of hosting a private individual inside Kano Government House, or else we will apply all legitimate means of stopping this embarrassing wastage and denigration of the official abode of a Governor for fun.”

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