March 18: Adamu laments loss of Kano to NNPP, blames selfishness
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu, has lamented the outcome of the March 18 governorship election in Kano State, saying his party is still nursing the pain of losing the state to the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
In an interview with BBC Hausa, monitored in Kaduna, yesterday, Adamu said: “It is a very painful experience for us to lose a big state like Kano.”
On those responsible for the party’s dismal outing, he said: “Some people did not help matters; they subjected our party members to a condition because of our failure in Kano, despite that we did all that was required of us to do.”
He remarked that the party members were so confident of winning the gubernatorial election in Kano because the state was among those they left no stone unturned to clinch.
“But because of some people’s selfishness, we found ourselves in this condition. We are not supposed to lose Kano. But God destines whatever happened to human beings.
“We had to counsel all the APC governors to desist from selfishness before the election. Selfishness cost us Kano,” he said.
Adamu stressed further that party leaders were waiting for the controversies generated during the election to lessen, because they were going to take action on anyone who worked against the interest of the party.
“Although we could not coast to victory in Kano, we thank God for the victory we recorded in other states. In the inconclusive elections in Adamawa and Kebbi states, be assured we are going to win, by the grace of God. The celebration will be ours,” he added.