AbdulMajid Dan Bilki Kwamanda, has recently warned Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the President-elect, against accepting alleged secret moves by Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to dump the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Kwamanda has cautioned Tinubu that bringing Kwankwaso into the APC could cause serious chaos among party loyalists.
Kwamanda, speaking to journalists at the NUJ Secretariat in Kano, warned that “we will fight to a standstill, this move, no matter what will not happen to the party”. He went on to state that the party and people in the North had done their best for Tinubu’s emergence as the President and therefore, he needs to compensate them. He added that politics in the North is different and challenging to be manipulated by one single person.
Kwamanda said he knows Kwankwaso to be selfish and always joins a particular group or party for his gains, not for the general public, and that he will not be of advantage to the APC. He emphasized that bringing Kwankwaso would mean betraying Northerners, which would not be in favor of Tinubu in future politics.
Kwamanda debunked the rumors saying that Kwankwaso’s coming would block the chances of Vice President-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima. He added that Shettima is far higher than the former in national politics. Speaking on the 10th National Assembly, Kwamanda said only the Northwest deserves the Senate Presidency and that the South-South had no basis for criticizing the decision since they didn’t join forces that formed the new government.
He further explained, “They didn’t work for us, they were against the Muslim-Muslim ticket. They didn’t consider it during Jonathan when the President, Senate President, and his deputy were all Christians. So now it is time for the North, even in the North, it is time for Barau Jibrin to be the Senate President. This is our choice and is what we are calling for”.