The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Tuesday said he would not allow himself to be controlled from outside to govern the state.
While responding to questions from the State House correspondents after attending a programme at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Ganduje spoke on the rift between him and his predecessor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso.
He said, “As you know, we were very good friends. In fact, my politics cannot be complete without Kwankwaso and the history of Kwankwaso’s politics cannot be complete without me. But somewhere somehow, things went wrong.
“We believe in politics that you will get to a point that you cannot rule and manage a state and then you are being controlled from outside. You know that one is very very difficult to happen if you look at the psychology of leaders.”
Ganduje also rejected media reports of underage voting during the last local government election in his state, saying it was a propaganda.
The governor said the pictures in circulation to depict underage voters were taken during a school assembly.
He said, “That was propaganda. You can ask the national observers who went there. They held a press conference. All those pictures were children during a school assembly. It is not true, it is part of the propaganda.
“Let them go back to the states and ask the people did they queue up and vote in the election?
“So, we don’t even need to respond to such falsehood. Ask those who are credible and who witnessed the election, I think that is the most important rather than rely on the social media where things are crafted, and take pictures that were pre-arranged. We don’t rely on that.”