Abdullahi Sunusi, commissioner of special duties in Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s Kano State cabinet, has ordered his supporters to stone Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former governor.
Kwankwaso, now a senator representing Kano Central senatorial zone, is expected to be in the state on January 31.
The senator last visited Kano in May 2015.
His planned visit has raised fears that Kwankwasiya supporters and Ganduje’s may clash.
Describing the politician as the “political satan of Kano”, Sunusi confessed organising previous attacks against Kwankwaso.
Ganduje was Kwankwaso’s deputy for eight years.
Both men fell apart shortly before Ganduje took over from him.
Below is an interpretation of what Sunusi said in Hausa language:
“I am thanking Governor Ganduje and I want to assure our party men that from today the whistle of politics is blown on our in-house opposition. We met in Minjibir and dealt with them (Kwankwaso’s supporters); we met outside the emir’s palace during the Sallah celebration ( when Kwankwasiyya was attacked) and they tasted our wrath.
“Now their leader is coming and we will receive him at kwanar dangora or at Dakatsalle, you may be aware after the holy pilgrimage performed by Muslims the final act is the symbolic stoning of Satan, so you all should await official announcement of the day you will all be directed to stone the political Satan of Kano.
“We are not afraid of anybody; we will even take the battle to his (Kwankwaso’s) room. Finally, my counterparts, let’s work to destroy Kwankwaso, as you all know he is afraid of us.”