The speaker of Kano State House of Assembly, Kabiru Rurum, on Tuesday led 36 of the 40 members of the Kano State House of Assembly to pledge allegiance to the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.
PREMIUM TIMES observed that none of the legislators wore the red cap, symbolising disloyalty to the former governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso
Crisis broke in the ruling All Progressive Congress in the state when the party chairman, Umar Doguwa, announced a decision to penalise Mr. Kwankwaso for organising a “violent rally”.
Although Mr. Doguwa withdrew his statement three days after, citing coercion by the state government, the party leaders insisted the former governor must be disciplined for his action.
Pledging allegiance to the governor on Tuesday, the legislators expressed their loyalty to the governor as leader of APC in the state.
The speaker also urged the governor to abandon the red cap tradition, which signified loyalty to Mr. Kwankwaso.
He said there was no point donning the red cap when Mr. Kwankwaso and his supporters look down upon the incumbent governor.
The speaker said the entire state assembly is behind the governor, reaffirming that as the sitting governor, Mr. Ganduje is the leader of the party in the state.
In his response, Mr. Ganduje, who appeared in red cap, pacified the lawmakers and urged them to continue using the colour.
He however expressed happiness that the house had identified with him and had shown maturity by identifying with the established line of authority.