By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye
Kwankwasiyya Solidarity Forum, a political pressure group in Kano State, has reaffirmed its unalloyed support for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Chairman of the forum, Alhaji Sharu Garba-Gwammaja, expressed he group’s position while briefing newsmen on the 6th anniversary of the Kwankwasiyya Movement in Kano on Friday.
The movement also celebrated the 60th Birthday of their leader and former governor of the state, Dr Rabi’u Kwankwaso, who is now a Senator representing Kano Central Senatorial District.
He said contrary to insinuations at some quarters in the state that the Kwankwasiyya movement was not supporting Buhari, noting the stressed that the sterling leadership qualities of the president.
“Kwankwasiyya stands for peace, progress, transparency, accountability, good governance and rule of law.
“The present administration under President Muhammadu Buhari stands for these ideals, hence the decision of the movement to support him,” he said.
He called on the people of the state and the country at large to continue to support the government in its effort to move the country forward.
He said that Kwankwaso, who, clocked 60 years on Nov. 21, had made education free, established two universities and executed more than 6,000 development projects across the state during his tenure.
“This made it possible for about 2.3 million people to register as Kwankwasiyya members in the state,” he said.
According to him, it is during the administration of the former governor that the state became a modern city by witnessing a lot of development projects.
The National Chairman of the group and former secretary to the state government, Dr Rabi’u Sulaiman-Bichi, commended Kwankwaso for sponsoring a bill seeking to extend JAMB validity from one to three years.
“This bill will serve Nigerians yet unborn because of his concern for education.
“We will continue with the ideology of Kwankwasiyya movement because it stands for equal opportunity, education for all in addition to women and youths empowerment,” he said