The 2023 Presidential flagbearer of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, and former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has described his predecessor former governor Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje’s threat to slap him as an empty threat out of anger.
Kwankwaso, who further described Ganduje as one of his “political boys,” responded to Ganduje’s threat on BBC Hausa Service interview monitored on Saturday morning.
Dr. Ganduje had, in a press briefing, threatened to slap Senator Kwankwaso if he had met him at the State House where both were invited for a separate meeting with President Bola Tinubu.
Kwankwaso said, “I heard that he (Ganduje) said he would’ve slapped me, but I’m here.
”He was in a state anger when he said this. These are my political boys, if they see me, they lower their gaze.”
Kwankwaso said he was happy to meet with President Tinubu for about 2 hours and brief him of the alleged land deals and other infractions of the Ganduje administration in Kano state.
He said during the meeting with President Tinubu, he asked; “Are you not shocked that somebody will sell a university?”
Kwankwaso added that the President was so “surprised with the revelations”.
He alleged that Ganduje had among others, allocated lands at the Kano Race Course to his friends and family members, a development that now made it hard for people who wanted to indulge in sporting activities and other exercises, to find a place.
According to him, even the Eid praying ground where Muslims converged to pray during Sallah, was not spared by Ganduje who had allegedly allowed shops to be built around the holy place where the Emir and many other important dignitaries had prayed, thereby compromising the security of the Eid Prayer ground.