Musa Saleh-Kwankwaso, father of a former governor of Kano State, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, has endorsed the re-election bid of the incumbent governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje, according to a statement issued by the governor’s spokesman.
Mr Saleh-Kwankwaso is the District Head of Madobi Local Government area of the state.
A statement by Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, quoted Mr Saleh-Kwankwaso as saying he would work tirelessly with all his village heads and community leaders to see to the victory of the governor at the forthcoming gubernatorial election.
The governor’s spokesman further stated that the endorsement came about when Mr Ganduje visited the residence of the district head alongside other village heads and Imams in Madobi Local Government Area of the state.
The statement also quoted Mr Saleh-Kwankwaso as saying: “When you came in after your inauguration in May 29, 2015, we were absolutely sure that you would bring development to all nooks and crannies of the state.
“And, Alhamdulillah, this is what you are doing. So we need more of this development.
“We are ready to always support you and get you more close to the people. You really love your people as a committed and focused leader. We are appreciating your good work, Your Excellency.
“Your Excellency we believe in your leadership style as a people-oriented governor, who believes in developing his people in all sectors of the society.”
In his response, governor Ganduje thanked the royal father for the endorsement, restating that he was in Madobi to seek for fatherly prayers over his re-election bid.
“We are in our home. Here you are with your children. We came to visit our father and get his blessing.
“We are sure you will give us what we are here for. So when you accept to support my gubernatorial race, we are not surprised because this is just a case of a father and his son,” Mr Ganduje added.
“We are also here to convey the message of President Muhammadu Buhari, thanking all those who prayed hard for his quick recovery when he was flown out of the country some months back.
“Another message from our dear President Muhammadu Buhari to the people of Madobi and Kano, in general, is that he needs your votes for the second time in the forthcoming election.
“He directed me to also request for your votes for all other elective positions in our party, All Progressives Congress, APC,” the governor pointed out.
Mr Ganduje, therefore, assured the District Head and all other village heads and Imams that, he would do his best to do more than what he has done in his first tenure.