Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano State governor, has described the recent victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the just concluded re-run elections in the state, as a clear indication of how Rabi’u Kwankwaso, his predecessor, has been retired from active politics.
A statement by Abba Anwar, his Chief Press Secretary, on Friday, said the Ganduje stated this while receiving the speaker of the state House of Assembly, Abdul’aziz Gafasa, with other principal officers of the house, who led the newly elected 4 state legislators on a courtesy visit to the Government House.
According to Ganduje, his victory at the Supreme Court further confirmed Kwankwaso’s retirement from politics.
“Some years back when he (Kwankwaso) was warming up to contest for presidential seat, he boasted that, he would retire President Muhammadu Buhari from politics. Saying also that he would retire me from politics. But if you look at it now, who then is forced to retire?,” Ganduje said.
“Member of the State Assembly from Madobi, member House of Representatives from there, Chairman of the local government, Councillors, Senator from where Madobi falls in, state governor and President are all APC. So is somebody waiting for him to know that we retire him (Kwankwaso) from politics?”.
Condemning some remarks and behaviours of Kwankwaso, particularly during the 2019 general election, Ganduje added:
“Our style of politics is calculative and decent.
“I can therefore not follow his style that is always castigating without any decorum. We respect people and we see respect and dignity in people. Ours is not like theirs.”
He, therefore, called on the elected members to always respect party leadership and be loyal to the party.
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“We believe that the supremacy of the party should always be observed with all intent and purposes. You should make sure that you become loyal party members,” he added.