COVID-19: Controversy as Ganduje rejects Kwankwaso’s Amana Hospital as isolation centre
Kwankwasiyya Foundation has disclosed that Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has rejected the former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso’s donation of a newly-built 60-bed capacity hospital as isolation center for Coronavirus patients in the state.
Recall that on Monday, April 20, the former governor had announced the donation in terse statement signed by Ibrahim Adam, spokesman to Abba Kabiru Yusuf, the Kano State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in the 2019 elections.
According to the statement, the hospital, named Amana Hospital and located at Miller Road, Bompai in the Kano City, had been equipped by Mr Kwankwaso, a former Senate who represented Kano Central during the 8th Assembly.
On Friday, a few weeks thereafter, Kwankwasiyya Movement took to twitter to disclose that Mr Ganduje had yet to acknowledge the gesture nor put the same to a use.
Writing on Twitter, the movement alleged that Mr Ganduje was playing politics with the lives of Kano people by refusing to take the donation.
“Millions of lives are at stake but Ganduje is playing politics with the donation of the hospital by Kwankwasiyya Foundation.
“Gov. Ganduje refused to take a donation of a hospital as an isolation center from Kwankwaso in order to save lives in Kano because of a mere political grudge,” the foundation wrote.
Reacting to the development, Twitter users expressed mixed reactions with one user stating that if what the movement claimed is true, then, Governor Ganduje’s decision is bad. He said: “If that’s true, then it’s too bad. I thought they have settled their differences considering the esteemed regards people have for them.”
Another user rose in defense of Governor Ganduje, saying that the Kwankwasiyya Movement was a hypocrite for playing politics with everything. According to him, Kano does not lack isolation centre, adding that the state needs testing laboratories at the moment. He said:
“[Kwankwasiyya Movement are] original hypocrites, playing politics in everything thing. “You know Kano does lack isolation Center for now, it is a lab that Kano needs, we still have unoccupied isolation center by Dangote at the Sani Abacha Stadium.