- Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, has opened up on his sour relationship with his predecessor Rabiu Kwankwaso
- Ganduje said his political history would not be complete without mentioning Kwankwaso and vice versa
- He also denied reports of underage voting in the last election in Kano state
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state on Tuesday, February 13, said he would not allow his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwanso, control him, Punch reports.
Speaking on his sour relationship with the former governor, Ganduje said while his political history would not be complete without mentioning Kwankwaso, the former governor’s history too would not add up without his own name being mentioned.
“As you know, we were very good friends. In fact, my politics cannot be complete without Kwankwaso and the history of Kwankwaso’s politics cannot be complete without me. But somewhere somehow, things went wrong.
"We believe in politics that you will get to a point that you cannot rule and manage a state and then you are being controlled from outside. You know that one is very very difficult to happen if you look at the psychology of leaders," he said.
The governor further denied reports of underage voting during the last local government election in his state.
Ganduje said the pictures being circulated to depict underage voters were taken during a school assembly.
“That was propaganda. You can ask the national observers who went there. They held a press conference. All those pictures were children during a school assembly. It is not true, it is part of the propaganda.
“Let them go back to the states and ask the people did they queue up and vote in the election?
“So, we don’t even need to respond to such falsehood. Ask those who are credible and who witnessed the election, I think that is the most important rather than rely on the social media where things are crafted, and take pictures that were pre-arranged. We don’t rely on that," the governor said.
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Governor Ganduje earlier spoke on his relationship with his predecessor. In a previous report by NAIJ.com, the governor said he already parted ways with his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.
He also ruled out the possibility of reconciling with the former governor of the state.
Speaking at a function in Kano, Ganduje said he was surprised at the former governor's attacks against his administration from the beginning of his assumption of duty.
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