Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, on Friday, explained how he was able to ‘retire’ his political mentor, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, from active politics especially after a recent Supreme Court judgement that affirmed his mandate.
He said his victory coupled with that of the APC in just concluded parliamentary re-run elections in the state, is a clear indication that the former governor had been retired from politics.
Mr Ganduje said this at the council chamber, Government House, when the Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Abdul’aziz Garba-Gafasa, with other principal officers of the house, state APC chairman and other party leaders paid him a visit and also to present the four newly elected state legislators.
“Some years back when he (Kwankwaso) was warming up to contest for the presidential seat, he boasted that he would retire President Muhammadu Buhari from politics saying also that he would retire me from politics. But if you look at it now, who then is forced to retire?” Mr Ganduje said.
The new legislators are from Madobi, Bunkure, Minjibir and Rogo constituencies.
Mr Ganduje commended the new members ”for being part of the pillars that pushed Kwankwaso aside politically.”