(From This Day (Nigeria): AAGM)
Byline: Tunji Bello
For the third time this year, the ancient city of Kano has found itself descending into politics of intolerance. For a city whose past rich political and commercial traditions evoke a memory of liberalism, cultural sophistication and progressive ideology, it is a step backward to reaction and illiberalism.
How can Kano that has produced such illustrious sons like late Aminu Kano, Ado Bayero, Aminu Dantata, Maitama Sule, Abubakar Rimi, Ishaku Ibrahim and Aliko Dangote allowed itself to be taken over by urchins and Alimajiris dictating not only its politics but political choices. When late Aminu Kano fought tirelessly for the emancipation of talakawas, he envisaged an highly educated citizenry that will be able to provide a viable future direction for Kano that is devoid of …