As the 2019 general elections draw closer, the Nigerian political atmosphere continues to heat up. Abdullahi Sunusi, a commissioner to the present governor of Kano state, Umar Ganduje has been caught on video calling the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, the political ‘Satan’ of Kano state.
Sunusi also ordered his followers and Ganduje loyalists to be prepared to stone the Senator if he ever comes into Kano state. Its common knowledge that Ganduje and Kwankwaso don’t see eye to eye at the moment.
Ganduje was deputy when Kwankwaso was governor of the state. Kwankwaso who is currently a serving senator represents Kano central senatorial zone and is expected in the state on January 31st.
Below is a video footage showing Sunusi making the comments in Hausa. Translated to English, he said;
“I am thanking Governor Ganduje and I want to assure our party men that from today the whistle of politics is blown on our in-house opposition. We met in Minjibir and dealt with them (Kwankwaso’s supporters); we met outside the emir’s palace during the Sallah celebration ( when Kwankwasiyya was attacked) and they tasted our wrath.
Now their leader is coming and we will receive him at kwanar dangora or at Dakatsalle, you may be aware after the holy pilgrimage performed by Muslims the final act is the symbolic stoning of Satan, so you all should await official announcement of the day you will all be directed to stone the political Satan of Kano.
We are not afraid of anybody; we will even take the battle to his (Kwankwaso’s) room. Finally, my counterparts, let’s work to destroy Kwankwaso, as you all know he is afraid of us.”