The former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has stated that the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress in Kano State did not come to him as a surprise.
According to Kwankwaso, the Governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje is resposible for the crisis due to his alleged selfish attitude.
The Peoples Democratic Party chieftian in an interview with BBC said he knew there would be crisis in the APC in the state due to the internal wranglings.
He said, “whoever failed to embrace the person who was kind to him over the years, even he, himself has testified that I was kind to him, and when he got the opportunity for once, he could not sustain Kwankwaso and the Kwankwasiyya movement, you should know there won’t be a peaceful coexistence.”
The former Governor further stated that the crisis in the party got deep following a sense of selfishness, winner takes all attitude and impatience of Ganduje.
He likened the situation to a Hausa proverb that can be losely translated as “no matter how far a lie can go, truth must prevail.”
Kwankwaso also expressed delight with the kind words of a former Governor of the state, Ibrahim Shekarau who spoke well about him, pointing out that whoever got such an eulogy would definitely be happy.
“I was told about what he said regarding to me, but I was full of gratitude to Almighty Allah. It is like he was not aware of things before, but now Almighty Allah has enlightened him. Every sane person will be happy. Besides, making such comments in his position ,I know he is serious and deeply concerned about it.
“If politics reunite us, it’s good to go. If that couldn’t be, we should thank Almighty Allah since we’ve made progress. In his thinking, he has explained how the situation is.”
Kwankwaso when asked if he saw Ganduje’s felicitations on his 65th birthday, said he has not seen the birthday felicitations because he was busy doing other things.
“I was busy working, I never know. If he was like that since the beginning ,things wouldn’t have gotten to this level. Whoever knows, no one will believe Ganduje would be castigated before me and I will heed to that. All the commissioners know ,other workers and the Kano people too. There will be problem if someone did a wrong and you decided to look at him as someone who did multiple wrongs.”
“I had a cordial relationship with people including Ganduje ,that was how I left the state government and went to the Ministry of Defence. We arranged and he went to Chad, I then asked him to come back home so that we work together. He came back and I gave him the form for the position of Deputy Governor. I did that because he was the eldest, without paying a single kobo. This is because in our Kwankwasiyya movement, we don’t ask for a kobo.”
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