Kwankwaso Is ‘Clueless’, Wants To Rejoin APC To Contest 2023 Presidency – Ganduje
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has claimed that his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, is nursing a plan to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a bid to use the platform to pursue his 2023 presidential ambition.
Ganduje said this while receiving the Kano chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rabi’u Sulaiman Bichi, who had just defected to the APC.
The governor described Kwankwaso as a “clueless politician’’ who is desperate to become president at all cost.
“I know Kwankwaso more than any other person. He is a kind of person that knows everything, knows better than any other person and who is self-centred. Whatever this man asks you to do or to pursue will be for his own benefit not yours,” Daily Trust quoted Ganduje to have said.
“I know all his political tricks, deceptiveness and doggedness but I endured him for all the years we were together. He will never appreciate you for whatever you did to him, be it big or small.
“When we contested election in 1999, ‘Wallahi’, I was his boss because I paid for his political posters and mobilised people for him from all the 44 local governments of Kano State. In fact, Kwankwaso did not win the primary election in 1999, I won the election, but we were reconciled.
“Even the slot of deputy was not given to me by Kwankwaso. I remained loyal to him throughout his first tenure. When he was appointed minister, he invited me to be his special adviser. Initially, I refused, but when he insisted, I succumbed to his request,” Ganduje said.
Kwankwaso, who was previously in the APC, had tried to gain PDP’s ticket to run for the 2019 presidential election but lost to Atiku Abubakar.
He had tried in 2015 to win the presidential ticket of the APC but lost to President Muhammad Buhari.