Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf alleged that Aisha Bichi, wife of Yusuf Bichi, Director General (DG) of the Department of State Services (DSS), threatened to prevent him from becoming Kano State governor.
Leadership newspaper reported that the governor made the allegation on Tuesday while interacting with Islamic clerics at the Government House in Kano, to solicit their support for his administration.
Sometimes before the election, Aisha was alleged to have ordered the arrest of Abba Kabir Yusuf at the Kano airport.
The motorcade of Abba, who was NNPP governorship candidate at the time, was said to have caused a gridlock around the entrance of the VIP lounge of the Kano airport, which delayed Bichi’s wife from gaining entrance.
Abba Yusuf and Bichi’s wife were both headed to Abuja.
The incident reportedly led to an altercation with resulted in the alleged detention of Abba Yusuf by DSS operatives and the involvement of the police.
Thereafter, Bichi’s wife was said to have boarded her flight headed for the federal capital territory (FCT).
However, Abba Yusuf Bichi, son of the DSS DG, later said his mother never ordered the governorship candidate’s arrest.
Bichi’s son alleged that the NNPP governorship candidate ordered his “goons” to get violent even after his mother pleaded with him to allow her to gain access to the VIP lounge.
“The DSS agents decided to make entry again into the airport then abba Gida gida who was in his car decided to come down from his car and started harassing the DSS agents and ordered his goons to be violent, while all of this was happening the wife of the DG DSS came down from her car and pleaded with abba Gida gida to let it go, which he turned on the wife of the DG and started raining insults on her,” he said.
“One of his goons attempted to go after the wife of the DG… that was when the DSS agents attached to her neutralized him which resulted in his injuries.