Why Ganduje, Kwankwaso, Shekarau lose political relevance in Kano – Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil
The governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Kano State, Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil, has dismissed two former governors and a serving governor of the state as spent forces.
He said Senators Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Ibrahim Shekarau (both former governors), and Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje are spent political forces in the state.
He stated this while responding to questions from newsmen in Kano on Friday at a parley organized by the Correspondent’s Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kano Chapter
The Islamic scholar who joined party politics to vie for the governorship of the state explained that the three have lost their grassroots network due to their inability to solidify their base with the spirit of continuity in governance.
He said they manifested their weak leadership qualities by the way “they dumped each other’s projects when they became governors in the state and shattered continuity that affected development in the state. This is the extent of their weakness.”
He also dismissed allegations that he was supporting the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said he is not supporting any presidential candidate for now until the court passes judgement on the case involving his party’s presidential candidate, Dumebi Kachukwu.
He stated categorically that if the court decides in favour his party’s presidential candidate, he has an obligation to support him. But if the court declares that the party has no presidential candidate, they will then decide whom to support among the other presidential candidates.
“I am not supporting Tinubu, Atiku, or any other presidential candidate from other political parties.
“There is a case on our party’s presidential candidate before the court and ethically I am not supposed to speak on it. But depending on what the court decides, we will make our decision.
“If the court decides in favour of our party presidential candidate, we will support him and if it decides against his candidature, we will then sit and decide on who to support among the other presidential candidates” he said.
He revealed that when elected he will ensure that the rule of law reigns in the state saying “90 percent of our problems, including corruption, emerge from disregard to law and order. Disobedience to law-and-order stalls development and progress.
“If people obey law and order, most of our problems will be solved, including corruption” he added.
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