‘Anything can happen in 2015 if PDP crisis persists’ By Kolade Adeyemi

Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwakwanso of Kano State is afraid that if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) crises continues only God knows what will happen in 2015.

He belives that lack of “listening ears” and other undemocratic activities by the party’s leadership are some of its major problems.

Kwakwanso , while receiving the Chairman, Senate Committee on MDGs and leader of the joint committee of the National Assembly on MDGs to Kano, Senator Ali Muhammad Ndume, at the Government House in Kano yesterday, said what happened last week, when the police asked five of the G-7 governors to disperse from a meeting in Abuja was unconstitutional.

Narrating how the meeting of five governors and senators was disrupted, in his sitting room at the Kano Governor’s Lodge, Aminu Kano House, Asokoro, Abuja, the governor said while the meeting was in progress, a DPO suddenly appeared, asking the participants to disperse, on orders from above.

“We were discussing in my sitting room when the DPO came in and asked us to disband. Such has never happened during military era.”

He said their meeting was to prepare for an unscheduled invitation from the Presidency. “We were discussing how to approach Mr. President and come up with a stand when invited, but this meeting was disrupted by a DPO. We didn’t offend anybody, but like criminals, a DPO was sent to disrupt our meeting,” Kwakwanso said.

He called on the party’s leadership to be just and fair, adding: “What is happening in PDP now will not augur well for either of the two conflicting camps within the party.”

Turning to MDGs projects and other developmental activities since he became governor, over two years ago, Kwankwaso pointed out that the government’s achievements in terms of infrastructure and social services are numerous, tangible and far-reaching.

He said his administration would continue to work with all stakeholders towards ensuring that Kano benefits from MDGs projects, which, according to him, will be well executed.

Earlier, Sen. Ndume had told the governor: “From what we have seen after going round, we are tempted to ask you, Your Excellency (Governor Kwakwanso ), where are you getting the money to execute all the projects we saw?” He, therefore, praised Kwankwaso for his commitment to service delivery.

According to him, the committee will soon encourage the United Nations

to come and see the counterpart projects being executed by the state Government, with a view to encouraging the government to do more and to explore areas of support.

The Nation

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