From Desmond Mgboh, Kano

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II have waded into the political feud between the Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and his predecessor in office, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso,

Also playing a key role in the ongoing quest for a solution to the bitter confrontation are the governors of the North-West states.

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin confirmed these interventions, describing the feud as unfortunate and one that was capable of undermining the party in the state and beyond.

Jibrin, in a letter to the two political leaders, reminded them that, “they have come a long way together as friends, political allies and colleagues for decades.”

Jibrin regretted that the crisis was coming, “ at a time both of you have attained the pinnacle of your political careers and at the time both of you are grooming heirs to your robust political dynasty.”

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He said it was dismaying and disheartening to see their political offspring, “who were best of friends a few months ago, taking sides and quarreling to crash the political empire you laboured to build for us.

“My second fear is the domino effect of the crisis, which may spiral to other states, considering the fact that Kano is the nerve centre of the North. This is one reason notable individuals from far and near should intervene.”

He felt that, “whoever takes sides to stoke the embers of enmity in order to raze your decades-old bond in less than a year, is neither a friend, nor supporter, but political panhandler who benefits from the ‘crumbs’ of the crisis.

“It is obvious that none of you stands to benefit from this row. The party will suffer. Both of you will be distracted. The masses will bear the brunt. And our political opponents we defeated in the past will avail themselves of our differences to advance their political cause,” he warned.

He suggested the involvement of key allies in the reconciliation process, given the roles they played in fanning and spreading the political inferno.