The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje has taken a veiled dig at the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the 2023 election, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
According to Ganduje, Kwankwaso became an accidental presidential candidate in 2023.
The immediate past Kano State Governor also accused Kwankwaso of turning the party into a revenue platform after his failed presidential bid.
Ganduje who didn’t mention the name of his predecessor as Kano Governor directly, made the submission on Thursday when he played host to some other opposition presidential candidates who had come begging for inclusion in the administration of President Bola Tinubu.
He however said enough for everyone to know who he was referring to even as the cold war between the former allies and political associates continue.
“Thank you for this visit. I will convey your views and requests. And I will ensure that you see Mr President eye to eye. I thank you for being faithful to your respective parties.
“What I am seeing is one political aspirant, who became a presidential candidate by accident. Who became a presidential candidate by hijacking another party because he was partyless.
“He could not give account according to INEC that it cannot qualify it to be political party. He decided to hijack a political party. And since, he could not realize his aspirations he decided to make that party a revenue platform rather than a political party.
“He has now decided to even expel the founder. God forbid, he will not succeed. I salute you presidential candidates for being good ambassadors of your own political parties not destroyers.
“And not turning your political parties as a source of revenue. Since you cannot get the presidential tickets, you will get pocket ticket. I thank you. No doubt we will include you in the three states that we are having elections come November this year,” Ganduje stated.