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Kwankwaso reacts to defection rumour

By Saxone Akhaine (Kaduna) and Murtala Adewale (Kano)
03 January 2022   |   4:03 am
Former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has reacted to insinuations that he was dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso

‘Sani Dangote was a detribalised Nigerian’
Former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has reacted to insinuations that he was dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Kwankwaso, in an interview, had declared his open-mindedness for discussion with any stakeholder for the sake of good governance regardless of political affiliation.

He had also been sighted in a picture with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, a development many saw as a clear signal to his preparation to dump the PDP.

But, Coordinator of Kwankwasiyya Media Forum, Sanusi Bature, said the insinuation lacked credibility, adding that those peddling the news could not substantiate it with fact.

Although Bature did not deny the fact that the former Senator representing Kano Central was not in consultation with political gladiators across party lines, he insisted Kwankwaso had not taken any decision on leaving the PDP.

MEANWHILE, the Kano State government has dismissed as untrue the claim by Kwankwaso that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje did not win the 2019 gubernatorial election.

A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, yesterday, categorically declared that Ganduje was returned to power in 2019 by the will of the Kano people in a landslide contest.

IN another development, PDP chieftain in Kaduna State, Alhaji Shuaibu Miqati, has eulogised the qualities of the late business mogul, Sani Dangote, for his contribution to Nigeria’s economic growth.

Miqati, after observing the 40th day prayer of the death of Aliko Dangote’s brother, described him as a detribalised Nigerian, who contributed enormously in the establishment of several business outfits and nurturing them.

Noting that there is time for everything, the 2019 governorship aspirant in Kaduna, who also served as Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of Dangote Flour Mills, said: “When I received the sad news of the passing of a dear friend and boss, it was, to say the least, devastating, painful and indeed extremely difficult to come to terms with. However, as Muslims, we say from Him, Allah, we all came, and to Him we shall all return.”