Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said that they have forcefully retired his predecessor Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso from politics.
The governor made the boast in a statement issued by his media aide Abba Anwar, adding Kwankwaso and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have failed to make any impact in the just concluded rerun for federal and state assembly seats in the state.
Ganduje said the former governor has no influence whatsoever in the politics of the state. He spoke when the Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly Abdul’aziz Garba Gafasa visited him at the government house to present the new legislators that emerged from the Saturday election.
“Some years back when he (Kwankwaso) was warming up to contest for 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?
“Our style of politics is calculative and decent. I can therefore not follow his style, that is always castigating without any decorum. We respect people and we see respect and dignity in people. Ours is not like theirs,” Ganduje was quoted as saying.
The governor expressed happiness with the way the new legislators accepted his offer to join him in moving the state forward, citing the winner of Kiru-Bebeji federal constituency rerun Datti Yako who is reportedly planning to dump the PDP for the ruling APC.
Dateline reports that Kwankwaso and Ganduje were former political allies before they parted ways. The latter served as the deputy of the former for the two times he was governor of Kano State.