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The Governor of Kano State Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has described former Governor of the state, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso as a self-centred politician, noting that he only cares about himself.
The governor who was welcoming the state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Rabi’u Suleiman Bichi who decamped to All Progressive Congress (APC) with thousands of his followers, said the pre-occupation of Kwnakwaso is to use the APC platform to fulfil his presidential ambition, “this is why he is making frantic efforts to come back to our great party.”
According to him, “I am the encyclopaedia of Kwankwaso. Nobody knows Kwankwaso better than me. I taught him politics even before 1999. As many of you are aware, I won the PDP primaries in 1999. Something happened and I was pacified to become his running mate.
”I invested my time and resources to mobilize for him in 1999. I stood by him all through even when we lost the election in 2003. But could you believe that when I was campaigning for my election in 2015, Kwankwaso never attended any of my rallies? He never supported me with a dime. There was no support of any nature from him.”
He further stated that “my political relationship with Kwankwaso dated back to the military era. Right from time, I was always loyal to him. But I must confess that in all my life, I have never come across a self-centred politician like Kwnakwaso.
He has the antecedent of imposing himself above the interest of other people. It is Jim and for him alone.”
According to him, “it was I and Rabi’u Suleiman Bichi that formed the Kwankwassiyya which has eventually collapsed today with this reunion with Rabi’u Bichi. Today, we have removed the heartbeat of Kwankwassiyya.
”This is a happy day and a happy moment for me because once again, I am in the midst of my political associates who we have been together for a very long time. I am used to them, and they are used to me.”
Ganduje, however, called on the opposition to join hands with him to further develop the state, adding that his ambition is to ensure that democratic dividends are delivered to all the nooks and crannies of the stat
Ganduje and Kwnakwas don’t see eye to eye since the latter left the APC for the People’s Democratic Party, PDP ahead of the 2019 general elections.