Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has berated a former governor of the state, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, for alleging that some party leaders have been sidelined.
Naija News reports that Shekarau alongside some federal legislators had petitioned the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, alleging imposition of candidates.
The lawmakers claimed that Ganduje had sidelined them despite their contributions to the achievement of the party in Kano.
In their petition, the federal legislators demanded the cancellation of the ward and local government congresses of the party.
But in a swift reaction, Governor Ganduje described Shekarau and his colleagues as failed politicians, alleging that the APC chieftains are bent on destroying the party.
The governor, during a stakeholders’ meeting at Government House in Kano on Thursday, denied the allegations made by the lawmakers.
Ganduje stated that the legislators have failed to deliver good projects to their constituents and have been rejected by their people.
He revealed that the aggrieved chieftains failed to believe in the party structure since they rejected the party leadership from ward to state level.
Ganduje, however, noted that the yet-to-be held congress will either be an election or consensus, adding that the doors are opened to all aspirants to come and contest.
“You have failed to deliver good projects to your constituents and you are facing problems then you accused me of your travails?”
“The money you are collecting in Abuja has not come down to your constituents and you’re blaming me? You’re taking me as a scapegoat for your problems.
“The congress will hold and the doors are opened to all from every camp to come and contest. It is either by election or by consensus.
“Even where there are no opposing candidates, the contestant will still be subjected to voting,” he said.