Four Killed As Ganduje Flags Off Re-Election Campaign


Four persons were report-edly killed in a week as Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje flagged off his re-election campaign in Bichi and Rano local government areas of the state.
Mr Ganduje, who is involved in a bribery scandal, is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress.
He officially kick-started the campaign on Sunday, December 9, in Bichi where a violent clash between rival youth groups of his supporters led to the death of one person
At the event, the governor presented the party flags to candidates running for various political offices in Kano North senatorial district.
Aminu Fagge, a political associate of the deceased, identified him as Sarki Yunusa of Kwanar, a professional hunter from Dumawa community in Minjibir Local Government Area.
Last Saturday, December 15, Mr Ganduje led other party leaders to Rano Local Government Area to flag off the campaign in the zone. Three persons were reported killed at the event.
Rano is a larger part of Kano South Senatorial District and a stronghold of the APC in the state.
Our source gathered that the three persons killed were supporters of President Buhari’s special adviser on National Assembly (House of Representatives), Abdulrahman Kawu, who is in rivalry with another senator and former governor of the state, Kabiru Gaya.
Both Messrs Gaya and Kawu slugged it out at the senatorial primary, but Mr Gaya was renominated.
The cause of the death of the three victims who reportedly hailed from Wudil Local Government Area, remains unclear.