A former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Sunday explained his absence at the convention of his party, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the former governor, who did not attend the ongoing convention of the APC, opted to visit a former vice president Atiku Abubakar in his Abuja residence.
A statement dispatched to DAILY NIGERIAN by PRNigeria said the senator shunned the convention as “create embarrassments and a lot of friction” at the venue.
“The All Progressive Congress (APC) group in Kano which I am opportune to lead will like to congratulate and felicitate with the newly elected Chairman H.E Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and his newly elected members of the Executive Council.
“I wish to inform the leadership of the party and the general public that we had wanted to be part of the National Convention but regrettably all the congresses that we conducted at the wards, Local Government Councils and at the State level were not recognized by the outgoing National Executive Council of the party.
“Therefore, I felt that presenting ourselves at such an important event will not be in the overall interest of the entire convention that is assuming we are allowed access into the convention ground.
“Because there are high chances that our presence could create embarrassments and a lot of friction similar or even worse than what occurred in the pavilions of delegations from Imo and Delta States during yesterday’s convention.
“However, as the new EXCO settles to start the efforts of uniting the party we wish you the very best,” he said.