The new Governor of Kano State, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, alias ‘Abba Gida-Gida’, has opened up on what transpired between him and the wife of the Director General (DG) of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi, shortly before 2023 general election.
Governor Yusuf said Bichi’s wife threatened to prevent him from becoming Kano State governor in the 2023 elections.
The governor made revelation on Tuesday while interacting with Islamic clerics at the Government House in Kano, to solicit their support for his administration.
Recall that sometime before the elections, there was uproar on the social media on the reported clash between Yusuf’s supporters, then as the governorship candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), and the wife of the DSS DG at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano.
The governor, in a viral video clip, posted by Rahma TV online and monitored by our correspondent on Wednesday, also lamented that some Islamic clerics went to radio stations to blame him for the incident without knowing what exactly transpired between him and Mrs Bichi.
“After DSS personnel molested our people, I met her to complain that they were beating us. She went berserk and started insulting me and my father. She said ‘I swear, we will never allow you to become governor of Kano State’,” the Governor told the gathering of clerics.
The governor also alleged that the DSS DG’s wife, thereafter, prevented him from boarding a commercial plane after duly paying for his ticket, adding that some Kano clerics also criticised him despite being the victim and without hearing his own side of the story.
Engr. Yusuf, therefore, told the clerics at the gathering that he would respect all religious leaders in the State, but warned that he would not tolerate those who opt for unscrupulous criticisms of his government among them.