One of the most unbelievable fact and interesting action in Nigeria’s politics is what we call the last minute change of the former Governor of Kano state, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has set-aside plans to return back to the present political party, ruling Nigeria, the All Progressive Congress APC from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP one of our reporters learned on good authority that the senator representing Kano Central Kwankwaso has been sending emissaries to the presidency to pave way for his return into the fold of the APC again.
It would be recalled that Rabiu Kwankwaso, Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki alongside 10 other senators in July 2018 defected to the opposition party PDP. Rabiu Kwankwaso vied for the office of the presidency under the platform of the PDP and lost to the former vice president and 2 other runner-ups from 4th in the presidential race. An impeccable source in the Kwankwassiyya camp has revealed that the senator is not happy with some developments in the PDP and feels uncomfortable. The sources added that as at the time of filing this report the PDP presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has not released a dime to campaign in Kano noting that Kwankwaso had allegedly submitted a proposal of over N1 billion to Atiku. Since the request was tabled, Atiku has kept mum after series of reminders were sent to him by Kwankwaso. Kwankwaso is equally angry with Atiku as he didn’t appoint him as the campaign coordinator in the North-west considering his wealth of experience. I can confirm to you that Oga is not happy about so many decisions that are not going his way and I don’t see him staying in (PDP). Somewhat annoyed by this, the former governor has consulted widely and have concluded to return to the APC. The source revealed that the only obstacle on his way back to APC is the insistence of those in the presidency that he, Rabiu Kwankwaso should go and mend faces with the state governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. Kwankwaso is said to be very upset with that decision which he Kwankwasso perceived as condescending low to plead with a man whom he installed as Kano state Governor and felt betrayed by him. Another factor troubling the former presidential aspirant is the disquiet in his Kwankwassiyya camp since he allegedly imposed his brother-in-law Alhaji Abba Kabiru Yusuf as the PDP governorship candidate.
Many of his allies are not happy with the alleged imposition of his in-law which has since led to the exit of his staunch supporters of the duo of general Idris Bello Danbazzau (RTD) and Hajiya Balaraba Ibrahim who joined the (APC) recently. Our reveal gathered reliably that many of his close allies are on their way back to the (APC) which include the national chairman of Kwankwassiyya movement former secretary to the state government Rabiu Suleiman Bichi former national treasurer of the (APC) Alhaji Bala Gwagwarwa former deputy governor Hafiz Abubakar among others all on their way back to APC and may soon be received by president Muhammadu Buhari.
To this end, political pundits in the state are of the view that Gandujes re-election bid looks like a walk in the park.