From Edwin Olofu, Kano
Governor Rabiu Musa of Kwankwaso of Kano state cannot be treated same way Adamawa Governor, Muratala Nyako was ousted because he is running an all inclusive government, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress Party (APC) in Kano, Engineer Atiku Ahmed Dungurawa has said.
Dungurawa who made the assertion while speaking to newsmen in Kano said Kwankwaso has endeared himself to the people of the state, including the members of the state House of Assembly.
Our correspondent report that 34 out of 40 of the members of the Kano state House of Assembly are APC members and the remaining six are of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said the governor is carrying the legislators in the state House of Assembly along and that the people of the state are solidly behind him.
“They cannot treat Kwankwaso like Nyako. I’m telling you he is going to complete his tenure successfully by God grace whether they like it or not,” he said.
He faulted the reports that Kwankwaso is engaging President Jonathan in view of his presidential ambition, saying Kwankwaso does not need to fight the president to get the support of all Nigerians.
“Governor Kwankwaso is not fighting Jonathan; he’s only being concerned about the events in the country. I’m advising President Jonathan to listen more to people like Kwankwaso who are giving him unbiased advice,” he said.
Dungurawa who was the pioneer Dean of Faculty of Engineering of Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil, said the landslide victory recorded during the last local government election would be repeated in 2015.
“Believe me whether they like it or not, APC will defeat PDP in Kano come 2015 as it did during the local government election in the state. This is why the competition for APC tickets is very stiff,” he said.
Dungurawa who is an aspirant for the Dawakin/Tofa, Tofa and Rimin Gado federal constituency of Kano state said if elected in 2015, he would make his area the food basket of the country. He said he would also enhance the popular Dawanao international grains market in his constituency.