The Kwankwasiyya Political Movement on Thursday in Kano suffered yet another setback as it lost one of its staunch chieftains to the Gandujiyya Political Ideologue.
The decampee, Alhaji Baba, a lawmaker in the State House of Assembly, from Kano Municipal, disembarked from the Kwankwasiyya Political train, when during the formal launch/flag-off of agricultural intervention programme, he knelt down before Ganduje and removed the symbolic Kwankwasiyya red cap.
DUring the occasion, where Ganduje empowered about 16, 010 farmers, Alhaji Baba’s red cap was replaced with a green cap after symbolic “political cleansing.”
Alhaji Baba, currently the House Committee chairman on Agriculture, was a former chairman of Kano Municipal Local Government Area, during the tenure of Senator Ibrahim Shekarau (Sardaunan Kano) as Governor of the state.
The Kwankwasiyya, a strong political platform struggling for the soul of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano is headed by its Supreme Commander and immediate-past governor of Kano state, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso.
While the Gandujiyya, the face of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kano, is led by the sitting Governor who was, however, a foundation member of the Kwankwasiyya, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
Ganduje served two-terms as Deputy to Kwankwaso, when he was governor.
The duo parted ways, politically, in 2015, following alleged insistence of Kwankwaso to control the government of Ganduje, even after leaving office, as the first citizen of Kano state.
However, since then, Ganduje had taken control of Kano’s political landscape, even after winning for a second-term in 2019, in the face of strong cum confrontational opposition by the Kwankwasiyya Movement.
Pundits believe that as the race for 2023 political struggle draws closer, the two political platform are bound to experience heavy earthquake that would necessitate an array of stupendous cross-carpeting.