APC convention: Kwankwaso’s absence end of his political career, says Garba
Kano state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba has described the absence of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso at the last Saturday’s All Progressive Congress (APC) national convention as the end of his political career.
Garba said the conspicuous absence of the Kwankwasiyya group at the convention has also confirmed that the red-cap political movement has lost relevance.
According to a statement he signed and made available to journalists on Sunday, “the last Saturday’s national convention of the All Progressive Congress (APC) was well attended by all party stalwarts and leaders, including the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and other members of the nPDP caucus who are perceived as aggrieved members of the party.
“It was in fact, a huge embarrassment and a surprise to many that the immediate-past governor of Kano state, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso did not only shun the convention, but also directed his followers to boycott it.
“What is more shameful is the reasons given by Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, defending his absence and that of his Kwankwasiyya group. It is, however, an indication that his political career is gradually diminishing. In fact, Kwankwaso’s conspicuous absence at the convention has signaled an end to his political career.
“Senator Kwankwaso’s reason for boycotting the convention was that the outgone APC national leadership did not recognize the ward, local government and state congresses conducted in Kano state, which is not true.
“It is a known fact that Kano was adjudged the best in the recently conducted ward, local government and state congresses across the country. There was never a case of parallel congress in Kano state. There was no rift in our great party. Officials sent from Abuja to conduct the congresses went back with excellent report.
“So, for Senator Kwankwaso to make such a claim is not only laughable, but an indication that his so-called political structure in the country has been fully dismantled. He is now confused and no longer in control. Senator Kwankwaso should have attended the convention and find responsible means of reconciling with Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and the APC leadership in Kano, because that is the only option left for him to remain relevant and be recognized by the newly elected national leadership of our great party rather than spreading falsehood.” He said