Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, broke his silence on a viral photo on social media where he was captured marching on the image of his predecessor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Clarifying that the act was unintentional and unpremeditated, he said, his respect for Kwankwaso and other political leaders remained undaunted.
In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, the governor declared that no matter his political differences with opposition politicians, it had never been in his character to belittle any political leader.
Ganduje was caught in the act during an extended political gathering marking the Democracy Day where he received Kwankwasiyya loyalists to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The development drew reactions from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with the exchange of unprinted words from party loyalists.