A former governor of Kano State and Presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has reacted to the claim by President Muhammadu Buhari that those who have defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC, are weak.
Mr Buhari, on Tuesday, while accepting the Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms for the 2019 presidential election, had described those who left the ruling APC as selfish and weakest members of the party.
However, Mr Kwankwaso, through a statement from his media aide, Binta Spikin, said: “The President should have come plain so that we would know who exactly he was referring to.
“But my leader and the Rabi’u Kwankwaso that I know is not weak because his achievements are there to speak for him.
“What he has been able to achieve in Kano in four years alone defines him as a strong, visionary, compassionate leader who knows what he wants and how to get it.
“He is the only leader that I know who has been able to put Kano on a sound footing and erect infrastructure projects – over 6,000 of them between 2011 and 2015; they are there for you to touch, feel and use. A weak person cannot achieve that.
“He cannot be selfish too because he remains the only governor of Kano who did not collect the security vote. The man’s cult-like followership is because he is strong and people know that he is not selfish, and he can deliver.”