Kano Emirate Crisis: NNPP Will Not Be Re-Elected In 2027, Says Kano APC Chairman

Kano Emirate Crisis: NNPP Will Not Be Re-Elected In 2027, Says Kano APC Chairman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has said the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) will be the one to suffer not being re-elected in Kano State come 2027, and not President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The chairman of APC in Kano State, Abdullahi Abbas in a statement also stated that a former Governor of the State and presidential candidate of NNPP in the 2023 election, Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso would continue to lose the presidential election because he still doesn’t have the national outlook to contest the nation’s Presidency.

The APC chieftain said contrary to report credited to the Kano State Chairman of NNPP, Hashimu Dungurawa, it is the NNPP and its national leader, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso that will suffer the consequences of the ongoing Emirship tussle negatively.

According to the APC, bringing up the issue of 2027 presidential election by the Kano State chairman of the NNPP in the face of an apparent failure of the government was not only diversionary but an indication of a plan to plunder the resources of the state in the name of candidature.

Abbas added that since his debut into the political scene, to him, everything has to be about him and nothing else, and that the process also had to be manipulated.

“When Kwankwaso contested the governorship primaries in 1999 on the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), alongside Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Mukthari Zimit and Alhaji Kabiru Rabi’u, he didn’t win the election. He had to rig the election in Gabasawa with only 86 votes, which Ganduje vehemently rejected. But the party leadership had to prevail on him to let it go,” he said.

Abbas also revealed that the APC is now more united, popular and will deliver triple of what it got in the last presidential election in Kano state due to failures of the current administration in the state.

The Kano NNPP Chairman had said the lingering Emirship tussle may negatively work against President Bola Tinubu’s second term ambition in 2027,

Abbas said the claim by the NNPP’s state chairman, Dungurawa was an indication of the party’s frustration in the state and the nation’s political scene.

The APC State chairman said the crisis of confidence rocking the factionalised opposition NNPP and it’s embattled leader, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, is embarrassingly exposing its dismal failure, even as it is boasting of clinching the nation’s presidency comes 2027.

He said Kwankwaso’s presidential debut in 2023 was deliberately intended to test his national outlook, remain relevant in the scheme of things, manipulate the way for his son in-law to have his way and also to reclaim Kano from ruling APC.

“Kwankwaso got 1,454,649 total votes, representing only 6.23 per cent, and most of them from Kano,” he said, “in fact, media post-election analysis showed that Kwankwaso did not get up to 100,000 votes elsewhere aside from Kano”, he emphasized.

Abbas pointed out that Kwankwaso got 1.2 million or 19 per cent of the total votes in the North-west, his geo political zone, and almost nothing in other regions of the country.

“How comes Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the opposition Labour Party (LP) from far away South East beat Kwankwaso in 13 Northern states of Kaduna, Taraba, Borno, Gombe, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Sokoto, Nasarawa, Plateau, Adamawa and Benue,” he queried.

The APC Chairman said the people of Kano and leaders of thought in the Northern Nigeria understood that the only interest of the federal government led in the lingering Emirate crisis in Kano is to ensure that the rule of law prevail for peace and tranquility in the largest populated state.

The statement reminded the NNPP Chairman and his group how they were roundly beaten in 2019 and narrowly escaped in 2023 based on votes statistics despite having a presidential candidate from Kano state.

Alhaji Abbas said, “Aside widely acknowledged poor performance of Governor Abba Yusuf-led NNPP government in Kano state in the last one year, the party’s penchant for causing and sponsoring crisis in a peaceful state he inherited and some of his anti-people’s policies are factors voters will consider in the next election.

“It is a public knowledge that while other state governors were commissioning one project or the other to mark their one year in office, the NNPP Kano state government was busy distracting the good people of Kano from his obvious failures through the contentious Emirate law as a tactic from his inadequacies in office.

“The people of Kano state whose houses were demolished and rendered homeless will not forget in a hurry, the people of Kano state whose sources of economic survival and businesses were destroyed will not vote NNPP again, among many other categories of people already badly affected by the current misfit government in Kano state.”

The APC Chairman stated that the NNPP government in Kano state started on a wrong footing by going against the very essence of governance, which is the people, and always wants to distract the people from its apparent failure.

“We are using this medium to assure our able and capable President, including the party national leadership that Kano state APC is now more united, popular and is daily attracting politically valuable people into our fold. We are ready and will deliver more than triple of the votes we got in 2023 presidential election”, Abbas said .

Friday Olokor, Abuja

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