The former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has explained that he deliberately avoided the APC national convention on Sat and Sunday to avoid breakdown of law and order.
Mr. Kwankwaso said he and his supporters were supposed to attend the convention however but failed because of the APC leadership of John Odigie-Oyegun refusing to recognise the congresses that favoured his loyalists at the state, local government and wards in Kano.
The legislator gave his stance in a very statement that he conjointly circulated on his Twitter handle.
“I want to tell the leadership of the party and therefore the general public that we had wished to be a part of the National Convention however unluckily all the congresses that we tend to conducted at the wards, local Councils and at the State level weren’t recognized by the outgoing National council of the party.
“Therefore, I felt that presenting ourselves at such a very important event won’t be within the overall interest of the complete convention that’s presumptuous we are not allowed access into the convention ground.
“Because there are high possibilities that our presence may produce embarrassments and plenty of friction similar or maybe worse than what occurred within the pavilions of delegates from International Maritime Organization and Delta States throughout yesterday’s convention. However, because the new EXCO settles to start out the efforts of uniting the party we wish you the best,” he said.
The senator congratulated the recently electoral national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomole, and others who emerged leaders of the party.
Mr Kwankwaso has been barred in a very fierce political confrontation with his Kano governor, Umar Ganduje. Over the past 2 years, many attacks and retaliation attacks between the supporters of the 2 politicians are reported .
Both men are members of the APC and therefore the incumbent was mister Kwankwaso’s deputy when the legislator was governor of the state, the most populated settlement in Northern Nigeria.
However, when the ward and state congresses of the party, the APC headquarters recognised the Kano APC loyal to the governor.
Mr Kwankwaso may be a member of the nPDP, a faction among the APC that has alleged marginalization. several of them, as well as Senate President Bukola Saraki, have pledged loyalty to the APC within the past; however some are expected to go away from the ruling party towards the 2019 elections.
On Sat, instead of attending the APC convention, mister Kwankwaso visited former vice chairman Atiku Abubakar, a chieftain of the PDP and presidential aspirant, at his Asokoro, FCT .
Mr Kwankwaso is additionally believed to nurse a presidential ambition, though he’s not formally declared