Former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso on Thursday reacted to the Nigerian Police raid on his brother’s house in Kano, saying it was a condemnable action by the ruling APC against his person.
He lamented that the All Progressives Congress, APC, he worked hard to install was humiliating him and his family.
The police reportedly raided the apartment in search of huge cash, arms and documents.
But Kwankwaso told the Hausa Service of the BBC that he was shocked over the development.
His words: “We woke up with a distressing situation that some people besieged the house of my brother in Kano for hours; on the allegation that cash and weapons were ferried to the building.
“They bundled the guardsman, threatening him to show them the vehicles and other valuables that were allegedly concealed in a garage within the house.
“The guardsman told them only rabbits were kept there but they forced their way in and that was it, only the rabbits were seen joyfully feasting on spinach.
“Not satisfied, the police ransacked everywhere, including the vehicles in the compound but could not trace anything incriminating. This is very sad and a serious setback for our democracy,” Kwankwaso said.
“We’re very disappointed that impunity is now the order of the day in a country we invested a lot to bring change; this is not the change we bargained for because we’re now in a helpless situation.
“If it were the previous government that’s doing this, we would not complain. Alas! this is being orchestrated by a government we worked to entrench.
“I’m one person that never allowed my immediate or extended family to be part of government while I was a governor; my brother is a retired teacher but look at what they did to him,” Kwankwaso said.
Asked if he regretted joining the APC, he said, “I would say my mind at the appropriate time but government must be mindful of its actions.”