Governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State at the weekend banned political thugs from attending political events and rallies in whatever form in the state.
Ganduje in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, condemned the display of dangerous weapons such as clubs, swords, knives, and cutlasses by thugs at political events in Kano, declaring that this is unacceptable. The governor declared the government will deal with politicians that ignore the order restricting thugs from political activities in the state.
The governor in the statement declared: “We will not accept this and I assure you that I will deal with any politician who violates this warning.
“During the flag-off ceremony of Kano-Gwarzo-Dayi Road, on the same day, political thugs engaged in unbecoming conducts.
“I informed you that we are commemorating Democracy Day, with lined up of activities that will witness the presence of the APC National Chairman, the Governor of Yobe State, and others.
“As a result of this, the party is announcing a total ban on all forms of campaign for any politician during the said event.
“I will personally order the arrest and prosecution of anyone caught brandishing weapons on the occasion.”