Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has described the recent victory of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the just concluded rerun elections in the state as a clear indication of how former governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso has been retired from politics.
A statement on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, said the governor stated this while receiving the State Assembly Speaker Abdul’aziz Gafasa with other principal officers of the House who led the newly elected 4 state legislators on a courtesy visit to the Government House.
According to Mr Ganduje, his victory at the Supreme Court further confirmed Mr Kwankwaso’s retirement from active politics.
“Some years back when he (Kwankwaso) was warming up to contest for presidential seat, he boasted that, he would retire President Muhammadu Buhari from politics. Saying also that he would retire me from politics. But if you look at it now, who then is forced to retire?,” Mr Ganduje said.
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“Member of the State Assembly from Madobi, member House of Representatives from there, Chairman of the local government, Councillors, Senator from where Madobi falls in, state governor and President are all APC. So is somebody waiting for him to know that we retire him (Kwankwaso) from politics,” rhetorically asked.
Condemning some political remarks and behaviours of the former governor Kwankwaso, particularly during election period, Governor Ganduje said “Our style of politics is calculative and decent.
“I can therefore not follow his style that is always castigating without any decorum. We respect people and we see respect and dignity in people. Ours is not like theirs.”
He, therefore, called on the elected members to always respect party leadership and be loyal to the party.
“We believe that the supremacy of the party should always be observed with all intent and purposes. You should make sure that you become loyal party members,” Mr Ganduje advised the newly elected lawmakers.