I Did Not Beat Up Kano Deputy Governor...House Of Reps Member


The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Doguwa on Wednesday gave an insight into the recent clash between him and the All Progressives Congress Kano State deputy governorship candidate, Murtala Garo.

Doguwa and Garo were said to have clashed during a meeting at the residence of the Kano APC governorship candidate, Nasir Gawuna, on Monday.

The lawmaker told journalists in Abuja that Garo was fueling a crisis in the Kano APC to pave the way for the victory of his father-in-law and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

He denied reports that he injured Garo during the meeting, saying that he slipped and fell while trying to attack him.

Doguwa said, “Yes, I was not part of that meeting. I was not invited, but what happened was that I wanted to meet with the state chairman of the party, Rt. Hon. Abdullahi Abbas, the Prince of Kano State.

“It was when I was complaining to the deputy governor, that this man abused me. He abused my father, and of course, when he was abusing me, we exchanged unpalatable words.

“He abused me and I abused him. He was trying to rush at me and then, on the tiles, there was water, he slipped and fell, hitting a cup that also fell on the floor.

“That was how he sustained an injury to his head. I did not injure him; I did not beat him because I could not have fought in my traditional regalia.”

He alleged that Garo was undermining the chances of the APC in Kano for two reasons.

“One, Murtala Garo, is an in-law, direct in-law to the PDP presidential candidate — he is married to the daughter of Atiku Abubakar.

“Another thing that provoked me, which I have never told anyone, was that Murtala Garo, on the day Tinubu came to Kano, caused my billboards that were placed at strategic places to be torn, simply because I did not reflect his picture on the billboards.

“I reflected the governor, I reflected the gubernatorial candidate, and I also consistently reflected the picture of my presidential candidate,” Doguwa said.

Efforts made to get the reaction of the deputy governor Garo were not successful as of filing this report.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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