The former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso,has revealed the reason he has anointed Abba Yusuf (pictured left), his son-in-law, to succeed Abdullahi Ganduje, the incumbent governor of Kano State.
#NewspaperReview with @BigStanDaChamp on #DayBreakNigeria??#Why I want my in-law to be next Kano governor — Sen Kwankwaso@RMKwankwaso explained that the selection was made to avoid a repetition of what happened during the last dispensation pic.twitter.com/HuN9AKkHXI
— Wave 91.7FM (@917wavefm) September 26, 2018
According to Kwankwaso, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Yusuf performed well when he served as a commissioner under him.
Naija News also understands that the camp of the presidential aspirant has been divided since he endorsed Yusuf as choice for governor, with some of his supporters accusing him of nepotism.
But Kwankwaso denied this, saying he has the interest of the state at heart.
Kwankwaso is trying his possible best to eliminate PDP from Kano. I was at Kofar Wambai market yesterday, come and hear some of his loyalist lamenting. Their argument was that how can he ditched both Takai and prof. Hafizu to picked his son in-law.
— Kay Bee (@Kayjat) September 26, 2018
He said Yusuf, who was commissioner of works, discharged his role well enough and was actually behind most of the projects of his government. He listed the Kano Kofar Nassarawa flyover among the projects. Kwankwaso said the projects designed by Yusuf were far better than the ones under Abdullahi Ganduje, his successor.
Although Ganduje served as Kwankwaso’s deputy for eight years, both men have been having a running battle.
“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,” NAN quoted him to have said.
Kwankwaso appealed to his supporters to resolve issues among them amicably.“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,” he said.
“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.”
From what i have read & heard, the said guys is not the choice of the people, kwankwaso single handedly picked him which is bad for politics in this era. Look at what happened to @APCNigeria in #OsunDecides2018 becos of imposition.
— Francis Owoloja (@francisowoloja) September 26, 2018
Top members of Kwankwasiyya Movement, a group loyal to him also attended the meeting.