A former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, says he wants Abba Yusuf his son-in-law, to succeed Abdullahi Ganduje, the incumbent governor because Yusuf performed well when he served as a commissioner under him.
Kwankwaso, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this when he quietly visited Kano on Monday.
The camp of the presidential aspirant has been divided since he endorsed Yusuf as a choice for governor, with some of his supporters accusing him of nepotism.
But Kwankwaso denied this, saying he has the interest of the state at heart.
He said Yusuf, who was commissioner of works, discharged his role well enough and was actually behind most of the projects of his government.
He listed the Kano Kofar Nassarawa flyover among the projects. Kwankwaso said the projects designed by Yusuf were far better than the ones under Abdullahi Ganduje, his successor.
Although Ganduje served as Kwankwaso’s deputy for eight years, both men have been having a running battle.
“Today most projects being executed by Ganduje are not durable and are of low standard while heavy amounts were spent on them, but our projects which mostly were designed and executed by Abba Kabir Yusuf are today standing firm in Kano,” NAN quoted him to have said.
Kwankwaso, who spent just one hour, appealed to his supporters to resolve issues among them amicably.
“I’m in Kano to see you and say thank you for the brotherhood and progressive unity we enjoy as Kwankwasiyya members. Certainly, we will sit and talk on vital issues affecting us,” he said.
“If not that I’m highly busy and rushing to go back to Abuja for the Presidential screening going on right now, I will have love to sit down and discuss vital issues with you. But I promise to come back and have a special session with you.”
Top members of Kwankwasiyya Movement, a group loyal to him, who attended the meeting, were Adamu Dangwani, his former chief of staff, and Aminu Abdussalam, a former commissioner.