Former governors of Kano State Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and Senator Ibrahim Shekarau are forging a common political front to torpedo the political machinery of Kano State All Progressives Congress under the suzerainty of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
Both Kwankwaso and Shekarau had met minds behind closed doors of Sunday in the home of Shekarau’ Mundubawa country home in Kano.
Shekarau and Kwankwaso, according to media reports agreed on the necessity to forge a common front to ensure victory against Dr Ganduje during the general elections.
He said so many things have bound both of them together, especially the similarities in their ways of life as well as the positions they held in the past which were purely acts of God.
Senator Shekarau described Kwankwaso as a brother and co-traveler in the struggle for the emancipation of the Talakawas.
He said a reflection on their individual dispositions as politicians would show that Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso surrendered power to him as governor of Kano state and he equally handed power to him as governor.
He (Kwankwaso) became a Minister of defence under Olusegun Obasanjo, while I also served as a Minister of Education under Goodluck Jonathan.
He said Kwankwaso was elected as a Senator representing Kano Central and he served one term and when he was going he handed over to me and i am still serving as a Senator today.
He was a member of PDP before he defected to APC While I was in APC and decamped to PDP under GEJ’s reign.
What is left now is for me to join NNPP as he kept knocking on my doors for me to come and join him for another fresh journey which is not PDP nor APC.
He said: ”We are still studying the possibility of joining the NNPP. We are making wider consultations before we arrived at a final decision.
“We want to take it boldly with the consent of all our supporters so that if we want to move we will not leave any stone unturned.”
On his part, Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso said he was at Shekarau’s Mundubawa residence to pay homage to him and to call on him to join hands with him to team up and form a formidable group that will bail the state from the hands of its destroyers.
”I call on you to come forward and work towards changing the face of Kano and the glory of the state must be restored through our collective efforts . We must stand up and look forward to a greater Kano.”
Kwankwaso said :through us all the atrocities committed against the state will be consigned to history. We need each other to achieve all our collective aspirations and with the way NNPP had been embraced by the people of the state, the sky will be limit.
“The new party is going to spring a surprise. Look at the way people with their respective positions in government leaving their parties and running helter-skelter to join us.”
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