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Kwankwaso/Ganduje Faceoff: Kano assembly impeach Chief Whip

Outgoing Kano State Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, says the people of the north felt insulted by comments attributed to the wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, hence they voted massively to have him removed from office as President.
He stated that President Jonathan failed because he failed to play national politics that would have launched him out as a statesman, and also made a big mistake by picking the wrong people and surrounding himself with treacherous elements.
The senator-elect in an interview with Vanguard on Sunday, said, “I believe the President failed for inexplicable reasons. I don’t blame him. He failed to play national politics that would have launched him out as a statesman. He didn’t know who was who in this country, he was just looking at faces and those who dressed well and carried many cell phones and they met at the airport and they smiled and he must have assumed that these were the good people he needed to do business with on behalf of other Nigerians.
“Unfortunately, he made a big mistake by picking the wrong people and surrounding himself with such treacherous elements”.
According to him, the people of the South South were very close to northern leaders and they always work and vote together. “But we have done everything possible to work with him but, of course, he squandered the opportunity. He didn’t handle it very well up to the extent that most of us saw that we don’t have future as PDP members and as individuals and, that is why we had to come together to organise ourselves to defeat him”.
He also lamented, that the north felt insulted by comments of wife to the president, Dame Patience Jonathan on issues of almajiris.”Look at what the wife of the President said about us-northerners. She was just castigating the North almost at every opportunity. You cannot insult us and think that you can get away with it. This democracy is a game of numbers, and that is why we went back and put almajiris together to get about two million votes.
“The issue of almajiris have been open to abuse in this country and turned into insults for us. Almajiri here is a positive word but the way they see it is that we are beggars, that we produce so many children that we cannot take care of, and that is what the First Lady was saying and we kept quiet because we had our own way of answering her and we did exactly that on the 28th of March”, he said.

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  1. Apachee zooma

    April 26, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    No dulling. Loving Naija politics and the beauty of democracy. Really nice that we can all run our mouths and get away with just about anything we say. Failure is, indeed, an orphan. Hope we get to enjoy this level of press freedom going forward.

  2. de don

    April 27, 2015 at 10:35 am

    I love naija for one thing they always act when the right time reaches…

  3. liquasa

    April 27, 2015 at 10:36 am

    mama p self don do pass her self.

  4. Kennieman

    April 27, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Politics has always and will always be a game of numbers, only true politicians can understand. That why true democrats form alliances and don’t depend on their people and region alone.

  5. Gracious Store

    April 27, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    I applaud the Northern states for the way they chose to respond to Mrs. Patience Jonathan’s remark about the almajiri’s , that simply says that you can never underate any group of people. Haven said that galvanizing the “Almajiri’s ” to vote President Jonathan out of office does not in anyway justify you gathering under age voters to vote, this you know is wrong and you should never have done that. Under age “Almajiri’s” should never have voted, it is cheating and gross irresponsibility on the part of all those that made the plot of registering under age almajiris to vote

    Yes it is right that often almajiri is used as a derogatory language against the North, it is also a way to call on the Northerners to get their children out of the street and send them to school, not only to learn the Koran, but to be fully educated and unleash the potential in each of those kids. Nigerian as a country needs the potentials of every almajiri on the streets of Northern states

    Since the North succeeded in taping into the Almajiri to enhance their political strength, we will look up to the North to also further liberate the potentials in those Almajiris in more positive ways, by teaching them what is right, not to vote if they are under age, teach them to find their own voice in the society and not just to prostrate to the Alhaji who hands them a bowl of food and tells them what to do.

    We hope that with the presidency of Buhari, Nigeria will have less Almajiri’s on the streets and more of them in schools. We also hope that Mrs. Aisha Buhari will have more Northern girls go to school and not be taken into marriage ever before they know what it means to be a woman. Nigeria needs the maximum potential of very male and female in that country

    At after all said and done, we all are Nigerians and hopefully North, South East and West will continue to form political alliances so as to get the best leaders for the country irrespective of their tribe. All we want is best for Nigeria

    May God Bless Nigeria and Long live Republic of Nigeria

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