Abdulmajid Kwamanda, a prominent member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano, has expressed his strong opposition to the idea of Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, appointing Rabiu Kwankwaso, the candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the recently concluded elections, to any position within the government.
As previously reported by TheCable, Tinubu and Kwankwaso met in France to discuss the possibility of Kwankwaso joining Tinubu’s cabinet once he assumes office later this month. It is worth noting that Kwankwaso only managed to secure victory in Kano during the presidential election.
During a press conference in Kano on Thursday, Kwamanda stated that the APC in the entire north-west zone would vehemently reject Kwankwaso’s inclusion in the party. He went on to caution that if the president-elect were to consider appointing the NNPP candidate to any portfolio, the party in the north-west zone would withdraw its support.
Kwamanda emphasized, “We in the north-west do not welcome Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to our party APC. We do not accept the idea of Bola Tinubu giving him any appointment even as low as a messenger in our dear party.”
He further warned, “Should Tinubu ignore our outcry and appoint Kwankwaso, we are going to disrupt the entire APC in the north and withdraw our support for him. If we set the party on fire, not even Tinubu as a president can put out that fire. We are north, and the people are our people.”
Kwamanda expressed the frustration of his party, stating, “We have invested all our efforts, integrity, and dignity in the North to mobilize the people to vote for Tinubu. They refused to vote for a fellow northerner just for him to win in the region and now come and embrace our major opposition. We will not accept that.”
In conclusion, Kwamanda conveyed a strong message to Tinubu, asserting, “We assure Tinubu that we will turn our backs on him if he decides to ignore our call. We don’t welcome Kwankwaso to our party and don’t give him any appointments.”©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.