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Kwankwasiyya’s crisis worsens as ex-deputy gov picks governorship form



Indication emerged yesterday that the crisis rocking the political group of former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the Kwankwasiyya movement, worsened yesterday.

A member of the group and former deputy governor Hafiz Abubakar had picked the governorship form on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Abubakar’s ambition to contest for the governorship ticket was against his leader, Kwankwaso’s decision, who gave the ticket to his son-in-law, Abba Kabir Yusuf to contest the 2019 election in the state.

Already, New Telegraph Correspondent gathered that Abubakar was the fifth person to pick the PDP gubernatorial forms. Other aspirants who picked the form in Kano included Ibrahim ElAmin Little, who was supposed to be Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s new deputy governor in a collapsed deal; Salihu Sagir Takai, a former loyalist of Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau and the eldest son of Ambassador Aminu Wali, Sadiq Wali.

According to a reliable source, Abubakar picked the form yesterday at the PDP national headquarters in Abuja, defying entreaties from his boss, Kwankwaso. It was believed that Abubakar’s decision was likely to bring him into direct conflict with his erstwhile boss, who had endorsed his in-law for the position.

New Telegraph, September 27, 2018


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