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Emirship tussle: Your comments are grossly insensitive, APC replies Kwankwaso

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says some comments by Rabiu Kwankwaso, presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the 2023 elections, about the emirship tussle in Kano state are “grossly insensitive”.

Kwankwaso had accused the federal government of compromising security in Kano.

The former governor said the people of Kano would resist any attempt to undermine the constituted authority in the state.

In a statement on Tuesday, Felix Morka, the national spokesperson of the APC, said it is disturbing that Kwankwaso would make such allegations.

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“We consider Kwankwaso’s comments to be disappointing, highly incendiary, and unconscionable for an individual of his standing,” Morka said.

“As a former Governor and Minister of Defence, we expect Kwankwaso to demonstrate high-grade discretion and a better grip of the severe social, political, and security implications of unguarded utterances capable of fueling tension and strife in the good state of Kano.

“It is disturbing that Kwankwaso would so casually accuse the federal government of attempting to create a new breed of Boko Haram terrorists and insurgents, the same Boko Haram that has inflicted unspeakable and despicable acts of terror that have destroyed the lives of innocent citizens and our heroic men and women in uniform.

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“It is grossly insensitive, unwarranted, and unacceptable for Kwankwaso to bandy such a serious allegation in such a cavalier manner.

“In his unhinged bid to lash out, Senator Kwankwaso ignored the federal government’s glaring neutrality on the emirate crisis in Kano from the very outset.

“As a government that thrives on respect for the rule of law and constitutional liberties, the federal government has confidence in our courts to fairly adjudicate the matter that is already before them and has no need or reason to side with any of the parties in the emirship dispute.”

Morka added that President Bola Tinubu is a bridge builder for peace, security, and unity and must not be tainted with “flimsy and unjustifiable allegations”.

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