A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Umar Na’Abba, has emerged as head of a newly formed political group in Kano State called ‘Siyasar Kano Ina Mafita’.
At the official launching of the political group yesterday, Na’abba said the formation became necessary because of the way and manner politicians were being deprived of their rights in all the political parties in the state.
Na’Abba also said that the sole aim of forming the political group was to seek a possible way out of the present situation faced by those deprived.
His words: “We have seen the damage done to democracy in Nigeria for almost two decades now. And you will agree with me that the outcome of such damage done to Nigerian politics only spell doom for politicians.
“We have asked ourselves that for how long shall we fold our hands and watch things growing from bad to worse. It is time for us to unite and look for possible avenues to liberate Nigerian polity and Nigerian politicians,” said the former speaker.
One of the elders in the new group, Professor Sule Bello, explained that the membership of the group cut across all political parties with the aim of liberating all politicians from being politically deprived.
Currently, the Kano political sphere is dominated by loyalists of the All Progressives Congress (APC) factions fighting for supremacy.
The factions – Kwankwasiyya or Gandujiyya movements – comprise loyalists of former governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and the incumbent governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
The no-lost-love between the two groups remains a headache for the national leadership of the party which has tried to wade in severally.
Meanwhile, Kano State APC chapter, a few days ago, constituted a committee to reconcile aggrieved top chieftains. –