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Buhari replies Kwankwaso, warns against dragging his name into Kano APC crisis

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Presidency has warned against dragging the name of President Muhammadu Buhari into the removal of the Chairman of Kano chapter of the APC, Umar Doguwa, from office.

A presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, gave the warning in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday.

On Saturday, a former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, blamed Mr Buhari of fuelling crisis in the Kano chapter of APC by removing Mr Doguwa.

Addressing journalists in Kano on Saturday, the chief of staff to the former governor said the president directed for the immediate removal of Kwankwaso-backed chairman despite being the bona fide chairman of the party.

But Mr Shehu described as false, the accusation that Mr Buhari was behind the removal of the erstwhile APC chairman in the state.


He stated that at no time did the president involved himself in the internal conflict of any APC chapter in the country, and would never do so.

“President Buhari would not risk his integrity to support one side against the other in the affairs the APC or any other political party anywhere in the country.

“Anybody who knows the president’s principles would not believe any allegation linking Buhari to interference in the election or removal of party leaders across the country.

He noted that Mr Buhari was accused in the past of not taking control of the National Assembly by imposing some people on the legislature as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Mr Shehu said that it was ironical that the president would now be accused of abandoning those principles to order the removal of the chairman.

“I am 100 percent convinced that this group, which is being associated with the respected senator representing Kano, Rabiu Kwankwaso, did not seek his permission before dragging President Buhari’s name into this matter.

“Kwankwaso knows President Buhari too well to reduce him to this level,” he said.

The presidential aide therefore advised the group to stop belittling the person and office of the president by dragging his name into their local party quarrels.

He added that it was unfair to attack the president over an issue he knew nothing about.


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