Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday, January 23; revealed that his predecessor, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, was planning to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ganduje further explained that Kwankwaso wants to make this move; in a bid to contest for presidency in 2023.
Receiving the state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Rabi’u Bichi, into the APC, Ganduje said Kwankwaso’s most pressing ambition is to contest for the presidency.
Ganduje, while describing Kwankwaso as a “clueless politician’’; who knew nothing in politics, said his predecessor “does not want any other person to shine”.
“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.
“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 the 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.
The governor also recalled that when Kwankwaso returned for his second term in 2011; he invited him to be his deputy.
However, he lamented that although they were in PDP at that time; Kwankwaso insisted that they should decamp to APC to enable him to actualise his presidential ambition.
“After I won the election, I begged Kwankwaso to spare me his SSG, AG, press secretary and other officials. I also asked him to attend my inauguration but he refused. Instead, he said he will go to Kaduna. I called this man nine times to find out whether he has arrived Kaduna safely, but he did not pick my calls,” he said.