Kwankwaso Speaks On  Having Deal With Tinubu Before Kano’s Verdict

Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has refuted claims of pre-arranged agreements with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu regarding the outcome of the Supreme Court on the Kano State governorship election.

In an interview with BBC Hausa, Kwankwaso dismissed the allegations and shared insights into his perspective on the recent legal developments.

On Friday, the Supreme Court affirmed Abba Kabir Yusuf, the NNPP candidate, as the duly elected governor of Kano State, concluding a series of litigations.

Kwankwaso used the opportunity to reflect on the political landscape, highlighting the importance of lessons learned from the Supreme Court’s decision.

While acknowledging his relationship with Tinubu, Kwankwaso recounted their shared political journey from their days in the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) founding.

He underscored that, despite any perceived differences, he and Tinubu had actively participated in political struggles together.

Dispelling rumours of pre-existing agreements, Kwankwaso stated, “To the best of my knowledge, I have not reached an agreement with anybody.”

He, however, emphasized the need for collaboration between political parties where necessary, stating, “We have our party; they have theirs. We will work together where necessary. On the issue of joining the government, only time can tell.”

Concerning the newly affirmed governor, Kabir Yusuf, Kwankwaso asserted that his role would be advisory rather than authoritative.

He stated, “Kabir Yusuf is the governor. We can only advise. I can’t rule over him even if he were a biological son. I have given him advice even before the government came in.”


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