A civil society organization, the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), has cautioned Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, against using the state government house as a venue for the birthday party of the National leader of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
This is following an allegation that the governor is planning to use Government House for the said event.
In a statement, the National President of AYCF, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, said the forum was displeased with the choice of Kano Government House as the venue of the birthday party of the APC Chieftain.
However, the Forum accused Tinubu of being indifferent while northerners were being attacked in some South Western states.
They said, “While northerners were being attacked and maimed, Tinubu kept mute even when Northerners’ assets were being destroyed in some parts of the Southwest.”
“He could not even condemn the violence. Yet, this is shamelessly the special guest for Ganduje in Kano Government House.
“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.”
They added that Lagos State Government has never done similar thing to even the most respected politicians or private individuals from the North.
The added, “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?”
They advised governor to drop the idea of hosting a private individual inside Kano Government House, or else the will apply all legitimate means to stop “this embarrassing wastage and denigration of the official abode of a Governor for fun.”