By Dahiru Suleiman Dutse
2023 Politics is already gaining momentum as the rift between two neighboring Governors of the ruling APC has escalated
Jigawa state Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar had snubbed his counterpart from Kano Governor Umar Gandije who visited the state on Monday.
Badaru and his executive members it was gathered all shunned his Kano counterpart who visited the State to commission two major projects constructed under his philanthropist group, the Ganduje Foundations.
Badaru’s absence political analysts said is linked to his indifference to the political ideology of Ganduje’s support for Tinubu’s presidential ambition under the platform of the ruling APC.
They believe the situation is a signal that 2023 politicking has commenced in earnest.
The Kano Governor formally commissioned Multi million Naira Islamiyya school and women center in Malammadori local government council in Jigawa state.
The foundation popularly Known as Ganduje Foundation built the school and women center in Malam Madori with a view to enhancing religious education in addressing the issue of Almajiri syndrome in Jigawa.
During his visit to Jigawa state which wasn’t attended by any officials of the Jigawa state Government, he also launched free eye treatment targeting more than 2,000 people in the state.
The free eye treatment was also sponsored by the Ganduje Foundation to enable the less privilege to access the needed eye medical treatment in the state.
The conspicuous absent of the Jigawa state Governor and other top government functionaries the analyst said might not be unconnected with the APC national politics where the two neighboring Governors belong to two different political camps.
According to Suleman Musa an APC stalwarts in Malam Madori, “We were not surprise at Governor Badaru”s absence from the occasion because you know Governor Ganduje belongs to Bola Ahmed Tinubu presidential aspirantion team while Jigawa Governor belongs to another team.
During the Ganduje visit the Emir of Hadejia Dr Adamu Abubakar Maje led traditional rulers to received him and to celebrate the good gesture.
When contacted the Public Relation Officer of Jigawa state Ministry of Education, Comrade Wasilu Ibrahim insisted that, the permanent secretary of the ministry Mrs Hajiya Safiya Muhammad was sent to represent the commissioner at the occasion.
However the special adviser to the Governor on Media and Public Relations, Mr Habibu Nuhu Kila did not pick his calls for further comments