Kano state government sued for promoting Kwankwasiyya brand

Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso

The plaintiff say that the state government is promoting Kwankwasiyya brand ahead of the party and state.


Three residents of Kano state have sued the state government for promoting a private brand of the governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, rather than the state or at least the People’s Democratic Party, the governor’s party.

A Kano State High Court on Monday fixed November 22, for pre-trial of the suit.

The plaintiffs, Hassan Indabawa and two others, sued the Kano State governor,  the Attorney-General of the state and Kano State Government for “promoting Kwankwasiyya instead of Kano State Government”.

The plaintiffs are also challenging the state government for allegedly inscribing the brand on government properties.

One of the counsel to the plaintiffs, Aliyu Adamu, said they are seeking the interpretation of the court to determine the legality of the inscription on government property.

Responding to the allegations, Maliki Kuliya, the Attorney-General of the state, said there is nothing illegal about the inscription. He expressed readiness of the legal team to defened the case.

The Kano State high court judge responsible for the case had earlier struck out a similar suit at the request of the plaintiff.

The judge, however, allowed this suit filed by another counsel.

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