Desmond Mgboh, Kano
A former Governor of Kano State and Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Monday, sneaked into Kano in an attempt to douse the growing discontent and tension within his support base following his anointment of his son-in-law as the gubernatorial choice of the Kwankwasiyya faction.
The Daily Sun gathered that 48 hours after the Kaduna meeting where he annotated Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, his son-in-law, as his 2019 gubernatorial choice of the Movement, there has been anger and protest among his followers, many of whom have accused him of nepotism.
During the brief visit at his resident in the state capital, however, the former Governor appealed for calm and understanding while urging his supporters and members of his Movement to remain focus.
He said, “I’m in Kano to see you and say thank you for the brotherhood and progressive unity we enjoy as kwankwasiyya members. Certainly we will sit and talk on vital issues affecting us”.
Kwankwaso explained that he choice of Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf was informed by the fact that the former Commissioner of Works had discharged his role well enough and was actually behind most of the projects of their administration.
He listed some of these projects to include the famous Kano Kofar Nassarawa flyover which was designed and executed by Abba. Kwankwaso held that, “Today most projects being executed by Ganduje are not durable and are of low standard while heavy amounts was spent on them, but our projects which mostly were designed and executed by Abba Kabir Yusuf are today standing firm in Kano,” he stated.
Kwankwaso, who spent only an hour in the state, urged his supporters who thronged his residence to sit and iron things out as brothers.
He continued,, “If not that I’m highly busy and rushing to go back to Abuja for the Presidential screening going on right now, I will have love to sit down and discuss vital issues with you. But I promise to come back and have a special sessions with you”
Top members of Kwankwasiyya Movement that attended the occasion included his former Chief of Staff and Commissioner, Adamu Yunusa Dangwani and a former Commissioner Aminu Abdussalam.