Kano election: Gov. Ganduje attacks police commissioner Wakili


Ahead of the supplementary election in Kano State, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has on Thursday accused the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Muhammed Wakili of being politically partial.

The governor pointed accusing fingers at the commissioner in an interview with BBC Hausa service, saying: “I didn’t know him before now but the way he does his job is questionable.

“He (Wakili) has taken and favoured a particular political side, which is uncalled for and translates to mishandling his job.”

The Kano police command had on March 11 taken the state Deputy Governor, Nasiru Gawuna and the State Commissioner for Local Government, Alhaji Sule Garo into custody over alleged threat to public peace.

The Police were later reported as saying that the deputy governor was saved from being manhandled by supporters of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, at the collation Centre, after he was alleged to have stormed the centre to rig the election there.

Ganduje claimed that the police commissioner had no constitutional right to arrest either the governor or his deputy as he did “which is an indication of lack of professionalism from the side of the Commissioner”.

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