Kano state governor, Dr. Rabiu Kwankwaso, at the weekend warned any of the newly elected local government chairmen to stay out of the Thursday inauguration exercise as he would not tolerate anyone with the intention to steal public funds.
The governor, according to a release signed by Halilu Ibrahim Dantiye, his Director of Press and Public Relations, “said if there are such people they should not join us because what we are after is to continue serving the good people of the state since they have confidence in us, and they have shown that on May 17th local government election where 92 per cent of electorate voted for our party, the APC.”
Kwankwaso who issued the warning while receiving the Dentists Association of Nigeria Presigious Merit Award at Kano Government House at the weekend pointed out that APC members and followers are very happy with the election result. He added that this has again testified that Kano is an APC state because the total vote cast for APC was more than two million votes while the opposition party scored a little over 200, 000.
On the rumour that the opposition is planning to go to court, Gov. Kwankwaso said “let them go and I’m sure they will just waste their money as people of Kano are with APC government.” He further added that the opposition should also be happy with the APC victory as it shows democracy in action.
On the award by the Dentists Association of Nigeria, the governor thanked the association for finding him deserving of the prestigious award. He revealed that the state government has renovated the state Dental Clinic along Zaria Road and the Dental section of the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital through provision of modern facilities.
The governoralso urged wealthy people to engage in establishment of standard dental clinics in the state as some go abroad to access such services.