Former Kano State governor and senator representing Kano central, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has revealed why he shunned the national convention of the All Progressives Congress, Nigeria’s ruling party.
Nigeria’s online integrated media platform, ALEDEH recalls that Kwankwaso state headed to the Asokoro residence of former Nigeria’s Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar while members of the ruling party converged at the Eagle Square in Abuja, venue of the convention.
Speaking on his absence at the APC convention, Kwankwaso said he decided not to attend the convention because the leadership of the party failed to recognise his own faction of APC in Kano.
“I wish to inform the leadership of the party and the general public that we had wanted to be part of the national convention but regrettably all the congresses that we conducted at the wards, local government councils and at the State level were not recognized by the outgoing national executive council of the party,” he said in a statement on Sunday, June 24.
“Therefore, I felt that presenting ourselves at such an important event will not be in the overall interest of the entire convention that is assuming we are allowed access into the convention ground.
“Because there are high chances that our presence could create embarrassment and a lot of friction similar or even worse than what occurred in the pavilions of delegations from Imo and Delta states during yesterday’s convention. However, as the new EXCO settles to start the efforts of uniting the party we wish you the very best.”
Meanwhile, ALEDEH reports that the governor of Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje, is in control of the APC structure in the state.