Kwankwaso’s 2019 Pres­i­den­tial am­bi­tion also re­spon­si­ble for rift –Sen Jib­rin

Sunday Trust - - INTERVIEW | BIG STORY - By Is­mail Mu­dashir

hy is the feud be­tween Kwankwaso and Gan­duje still lin­ger­ing was in ad­di­tion to other pre­vi­ous of­fences against Doguwa. I think a vote of no con­fi­dence was passed on him and he was re­moved from the po­si­tion. A new chair­man emerged but the for­mer gover­nor re­jected the change in lead­er­ship and stood his ground. Up till now, the is­sue has not been ad­dressed and this is the one of the ma­jor causes of the feud.

The sec­ond is­sue is the fact that Gan­duje is an ar­dent sup­porter of Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari and he has made it very clear that he will al­ways sup­port and stand by the Pres­i­dent in­clud­ing in 2019. He has made this clear to all that mat­ters. And from what you can see, Kwankwaso’s ac­tions in­clud­ing his trips to states have shown that he will con­test for pres­i­dency in 2019. Ob­servers see this as an­other area of dis­agree­ment be­tween Kwankwaso and Gan­duje.

If there is any ef­fort to re­solve these is­sues, there will be peace. But so long as there is ob­jec­tion to what the party has done, by the Kwankwaso’s camp, the prob­lem will con­tinue.


I don’t know any­thing about that. I wont want to delve into spec­u­la­tions. I don’t think there was any prob­lem be­fore then. The two is­sues are the main rea­sons.

How can it be re­solved?

The party has taken a po­si­tion and the stake­hold­ers have aligned them­selves to it but the Kwankwasiyya peo­ple are say­ing no to it. This is the prob­lem.

What are you the stake­hold­ers do­ing to ad­dress the feud ?

Noth­ing we can do other than to ask all the par­ties to abide by the po­si­tion of the party. The po­si­tion of the party is that of the ma­jor­ity. So, we should stand by it.

It is widely be­lieved that the feud will neg­a­tively af­fect the for­tune of APC in Kano come 2019?

Se­na­tor Ba­rau Jib­rin

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