The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party ( NNPP) and former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has described former Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, as his political son who dared not look at his eyes whenever they met.
Kwankwaso said this during an interview session with BBC Hausa on Saturday while reacting to the remarks of Ganduje who said he would have slapped him (Kwankwaso) at the Presidential Villa over the recent demolition of some buildings in the state.
”I heard that he (Ganduje) said he would’ve slapped me, but I’m here. He was just confused. These are all my boys politically. They can’t even look at me straight on the face if we meet. He was in a confused state when he said that, these are my political boys, if they see me, they lower their gaze,” Kwankwaso said.
In an interview broadcast on Saturday morning, he told the BBC Hausa Service that he met with President Bola Tinubu for about two hours at the Presidential Villa and was able to persuade him about the alleged land deals and other violations of the former Ganduje administration in Kano State, adding that the President was "surprised with the revelations."
He revealed further that Ganduje had allotted grounds at the Kano Race Course to his cronies and family members, making it difficult for individuals who wished to engage in athletic events and other exercises to find a location in the state.
According to him, Ganduje did not spare the Eid praying ground, where Muslims converged to pray during Sallah, by allegedly allowing shops to be built around the holy place where the Emir and many other important dignitaries do pray during Muslim festive seasons, compromising the security of the Eid Prayer ground.
Kwankwaso stated that there was a possibility that the Tinubu administration would include some members of the opposition in his cabinet, and he did not rule out the possibility of his inclusion in the new administration's upcoming ministerial list.