The New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP presidential candidate and former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso says he is ready to accept Alhassan Doguwa, the majority leader, House of Representatives, back to his political camp.
Crisis broke out in Kano APC when Mr Doguwa attacked the deputy governorship candidate of the party, Murtala Garo, with a teacup during a high-level party meeting at the residence of the deputy governor, Nasir Gawuna.
He also punched the state’s APC Publicity Secretary during a media briefing at Doguwa’s residence on Tuesday.
The Majority Leader had however denied attacking Mr Garo.
On Friday, at a rally at his residence, the embattled Mr Doguwa said Mr Kwankwaso was a great leader who contributed immensely to the development of the state.
Mr Doguwa pointed out that his grudges with Mr Kwankwaso was not political, but personal, as he (Kwankwaso) refused to condole with him (Doguwa) when he lost his father.
Mr Doguwa however stated that if Mr Kwankwaso would condole with him, even through a phone call or sending a delegation, he would stop criticising him forever.
But, in an interview with journalists in Kano on Saturday, former Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly and member Rano/Bunkure/Kibiya Federal Constituency, Kabiru Rurum, revealed that the former governor had constituted a four-man committee to pay a condolence visit to the embattled majority leader.
Mr Rurum said the delegation, which would be led by Rufa’i Sani-Hanga, have the state chairman of NNPP, Umar Doguwa, Sarki Aliyu-Daneji and himself as members.
“Upon hearing of Hon. Doguwa’s claim, Our leader (Sen. Kwankwaso) constituted a high powered 4-men committee on condolence visit to Doguwa under the leadership of Sen. Rufa’i Sani Hanga with my humble self (Rt. Hon. Kabiru Alhassan Rurum), the state chairman of our party, Hon. Umar Haruna Doguwa and Hon. Sarki Aliyu Daneji as members of the delegation.
“Politics is game of numbers. We are open for reconciliation and reunion with our old friends and associates in our quest to achieve a new Nigeria.
“At some point, most of us were in different parties against His Excellency Engr. Dr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso but after realising his political sagacity, we reunited with him in the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and I can confirm to you that we are much comfortable now than ever.”
“I am therefore assuring the house leader of a warm reception back to the Kwankwasiyya political movement and the NNPP as he was, once a member of its kitchen cabinet,” Mr Rurum said.
Mr Rurum confirmed that they would pay the condolence visit on behalf of Mr Kwankwaso as soon as possible “to fulfill the conditions of our brother Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa and ensure that the big fish is in our net soon.”
“I am talking with the consent of Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and on behalf of the four-man committee. In politics, no permanent friend, so also no permanent enemy. We want to promote friendship not enmity.”