Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has expressed deep worries and sadness over the verbal war between northern and southern governors over power shift, describing the development as unfortunate.
“The current disagreement between southern and northern governors over power shifts leading to uncomplimentary remarks against each other is unfortunate that most quickly stop to allow for peace to reign,” he said.
Governor Ganduje, who was speaking at the 61th Independence Day celebration at the Indoor Stadium, said, “the current tussles between the governors must not be something that will be celebrated but as an unfortunate development that should immediately stop”.
The governor then urged the Chairman of the Southern Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi, to quickly convene a meeting to resolve the unfortunate scenario which is tantamount to creating more problems than cure.
Governor Ganduje, who praised the founding fathers of Nigeria in Tafawa Balewa, Sardauna of Sokoto, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Dr Nmadi Azekwe, Mallam Aminu Kano and host of others for keeping Nigeria one, said their strive should be imitated not the other ways.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for improving security across the nation, urging the security agencies to sustain the tempo until all forms of insecurities are completely eliminated.
He said in Kano they used technology to ensure that the state is kept perpetually in peace, “let me use this opportunity to thank and commend our gallant security agencies for being up and down to keep the state peaceful”.