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Bashir Ahmad Reacts To Viral Photo Of Ganduje Stepping On Kwankwaso’s Poster

Bashir Ahmad, President Muhammadu Buhari’s new media personal assistant, has reacted to the viral photograph of Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje stepping on former Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso’s poster at a rally in the state on Saturday.

It will be noted that Ganduje was spotted stepping on Kwankwaso’s poster during an APC demonstration held as part of events honoring this year’s Democracy Day, as well as to welcome two former gubernatorial candidates and numerous Kwankwasiyya members who defected to the APC.

Many political observers criticized the Governor for what they viewed as a lack of respect for a political opponent and a senior political leader in the state, prompting a flurry of comments and reactions.

However, the Kano State Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, later released a statement clarifying that the Governor’s action was inadvertent and completely unplanned.

While some people have twisted and exaggerated the incident to advance their political agendas, he believes that if facts are misinterpreted, it will cause a great deal of pain to the conscience.

Garba went on to say that, notwithstanding political misunderstandings and differences, Governor Ganduje has never been known to participate in any disrespectful act of denigrating a political leader.

After reading the Commissioner’s remark, presidential communications assistant Ahmad said it was a comfort to learn that Governor Ganduje did not tread on Kwankwaso’s poster on purpose.

Despite their current political differences, he added, both Ganduje and Kwankwaso are leaders who many other younger politicians in the state look up to.

He believes the commissioner’s remark has put the events in right perspective.

Ahmad wrote in a Facebook post: “Just finished reading a statement from Kano state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba on the viral and contentious picture depicting Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje stepping on the poster of former Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso at an APC rally held recently, I was relieved when I read that the stepping on the poster was unintentional and totally unplanned.”

“As young or upcoming politicians from Kano, Sen. Kwankwaso and Gov. Ganduje are among the political leaders who we are closely looking up to, because they have been in the system for decades and we equally respect and honor them for the selfless services they have been rendering for our dear Kano.”

“Good to also read that in a statement, the commissioner said that no matter the political misunderstanding and differences, it has never been the character of Governor Ganduje to engage in any disrespectful or act of belittling any political leader.”

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