Kano state Governor, Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso yesterday applauded the resolve by delegates from the north to opposed moves to impose a new constitution on Nigerians.
In an interview with journalist in Kano late night Wednesday alluded that the new constitution must have been masterminded by those who want to extend the tenure of President Goodluck Jonathan by another six years after the 2015 poll.
Kwankwaso who lamented the plight of the underprivileged in the society particularly read the riot act to delegates from Kano state that sever sanctions awaits them if they toe the line of actions that would further pauperize the citizenry.
Urging Nigerians to reject the new constitution, he maintained that the initiative was in line with the grand plot by the PDP and the presidency to elongate the tenure of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Kwankwaso also cautioned former presidential candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Malam Nuhu Ribadu against nursing the idea to defect to the PDP.
Kwankwaso said Ribadu would be committing political suicide if he takes the plunge by defecting to the PDP.
His words: “I have heard the rumour and we read it in newspapers and watch it on the television; and I don’t want to believe that that is correct or that is true. But I want to say that if that becomes a reality, it is, indeed, a big disappointment for Nigerians. People ordinarily will think that my brother, Nuhu Ribadu is a principled person; somebody with good ideology, somebody who is progressive; somebody who is always working towards the unity of this country.
“If Ribadu is joining PDP, whether he wins election or not, he will be the biggest loser. People can’t believe that all what we said about him was completely wrong. The biggest punishment for a politician is for him to be in a wrong place; because if he goes there, by the time they are talking about how to share $20 billion, I don’t think he will be happy if he is the kind of person I use to know; unless he was just deceiving all of us. I don’t think Nuhu Ribadu will make that mistake because if he does, it will be the biggest political mistake of his life.”