- Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has challenged Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso to launch his presidential campaign in Kano state
- The governor said his predecessor had been rejected by the people of the state
- According to Ganduje, the people of Kano will use all democratically accepted ways to say ‘no’ to Kwankwaso, when he comes to launch his campaign
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has challenged his predecessor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, to launch his presidential campaign for 2019, in the state.
Ganduje, speaking at the second phase of the Kano government’s empowerment programme for 6,600 women, gave the assurance that Kwankwaso will never be welcomed by the people of the state, Daily Trust reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that the governor further recalled that his successor had not come to the state to sympathise with the victims of fire outbreaks in some popular markets; neither did he make any donation to them. He said that it was those who cared about Kano that made contributions.
He said: "The people of Kano have every right to reject him. In fact, we have already rejected him. We never considered him as potential presidential candidate.
“We shall continue to maintain our position about him. We know nobody but President Muhammadu Buhari.
"Kwankwaso is aware that the people of Kano will use democratic way to show him an exit from political participation.
"We are waiting for Kwankwaso to come to Kano and launch his campaign. We will use all democratically accepted ways and say no to him."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso vowed to retire Governor Abdullahi Ganduje from active politics during the 2019 general elections, and anybody who tries to help him.
In an audio voice message aired on a private radio station in Kano, Kwankwaso declared that no amount of persuasion would make him change his mind over the stance to change Ganduje.
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