APC spokesman weighs Ganduje, Kwankwaso on ‘calibrated scale’
The director of publicity for the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bala Ibrahim, compared two prominent Kano State politicians, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on what he called “a good calibrated scale”, concluding that one outweighed the other.
Ibrahim said, “Kwankwaso is a force to reckon with in the politics of Kano. But the way and manner his Kwankwasiyya movement goes about conducting itself has made the support for Kwankwaso to wane gradually. This is because of the brigandage the movement is bringing into the politics of Kano, and by extension, Nigeria.
According to him, that was why President Bola Ahmed Tinubu did not give Kwankwaso a ministerial appointment.
“The President must have felt the pulse of the public and weighed the relevance and implementation of his policies, particularly his effort to win the hearts of Kano people. There is no way you will dismiss the political maturity, sagacity and experience of Dr Abdullahi Ganduje when it comes to the way he plays politics in Kano.
“If you weigh the two on a good calibrated scale, the political weight of Ganduje is by far higher than that of Kwankwaso. I believe the President must have listened to people who will give him honest and sincere advice, people who read the political temperature of the state very well, not those who are misguided by the hullabaloo of commotion caused by the brigandage of the Kwankwasiyya movement. It is that direction I think the President took the decision not to treat Ganduje lightly.”
But the Kwankwaso camp knocked the APC for trying to taint its principal.
The NNPP National Publicity Secretary, Major Agbo, told our correspondent that the APC did not deserve a response.
Agbo said, “Some of these issues are things the party is not supposed to be reacting to now. He (Kwankwaso) has spoken directly on the issue you talked about. He is the one who opted out. What else do you want?
“If Ganduje is saying what he is saying and wants to continue to be behaving like a garrison commander, it is his business, not ours.”
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