Tinubu, Unfair To Me For Meeting Kwankwaso - Ganduje - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Saturday, May 20, 2023

Tinubu, Unfair To Me For Meeting Kwankwaso - Ganduje

The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has expressed disaffection over a recent meeting between a former governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso and President-elect Bola Tinubu.

The governor made the lamentation in a leaked audio, verified by insiders as the voices of Mr Ganduje and that of a former ‘placeholder’ vice presidential candidate of APC, Ibrahim Masari.

In 2018, Mr Ganduje was seen in leaked videos stuffing bundles of dollars in his gown, believed to be a bribe he allegedly collected from a contractor.

It would be recalled  that Mr Tinubu recently met with the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, in the 2023 general election as part of the former’s plan to form a “unity government”.

It was gathered that the president-elect, during the meeting extended a hand of fellowship to Mr Kwankwaso and expressed his desire to work with him.

Although sources said the leaders will hold subsequent meetings to finalise the deal, it was gathered that Mr Kwankwaso was offered a ministerial slot by the incoming president.

But in the leaked audio clip, Mr Ganduje was heard lamenting to Mr Masari that the president-elect was unfair to him for inviting Mr Kwankwaso to a meeting in Paris.

In the audio, Mr Masari was heard pacifying Mr Ganduje and urging him not to be angry over the development.

He asked the governor to remain calm until he visits Mr Tinubu on Thursday.

“There is noise all over Kano [over the Paris meeting],” Mr Ganduje said at the beginning of the conversation.

But Mr Masari, who is a close ally of Mr Tinubu, said he had earlier hinted to him [Ganduje] of the possibility of the meeting.

“I told you about it but you asked me to dismiss it,” Mr Masari said.

But Mr Masari asked the governor to perish the thoughts and be calm, adding that he cautioned Mr Tinubu about the implications of the meeting without notifying Ganduje.

“I share your pains. Even your enemy knows that he was not fair to you, but please remain calm until you come [to Abuja],” Mr Masari consoled Mr Ganduje.

“He should have at least invited us for the meeting even if it was for symbolic purposes. And we even lost Kano because of him, the governor lamented. And one thing he [Tinubu] failed to understand is that power belongs to God. And these are very wrong calculations”, he said.

Credit: Daily Nigerian

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