Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the governor of Kano state, said on Wednesday that the state would repeat the 1993 election, when it supported a Southern candidate and rejected a Kano resident.
While on a campaign tour for the All Progressives Party (APC) candidates running for various positions in the upcoming general elections, Dr. Ganduje spoke at Kibiya during a courtesy call on the District Head, Sunusi Abubakar Ila. He explained that Kano politics believe in national Integration and competence.
The Tinubu ally stressed “That showed political maturity and dexterity of Kano citizens. We voted for Chief MKO Abiola of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and rejected Bashir Othman Tofa of the National Republican Convention (NRC). Because we all believed in national integration and competence.”
He said that, the APC Presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, had in the previous past supported Northerners on different occasions to clinch the presidency.
Dr. Ganduje noted that, “Tinubu was an instrument behind making Atiku Abubakar to become the presidential candidate of Action Congress (AC). He also provided another platform for Nuhu Ribadu to contest for the presidency under the platform of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).”
He explained further that, “as rotational as it is, the presidential contest in the country, provides that, power rotates from North to South and vice versa. “
Ganduje stressed that “Asiwaju Tinubu worked very hard to maintain the equation. Hence, his support for Northern Presidential candidates in the past. One good thing deserves another. We have no other option now, than to support his candidature.”
He noted that, “the only deserving and most competent presidential candidate in the forthcoming election, is being supported by the North because of his (Tinubu) firm belief in nation building, all-encompassing pedigree, firm belief in human and national development among other factors.”
Ganduje had during the state APC rally at Rano introduced all other candidates vying for the positions of Senator, membership of House of Representatives and State Assembly and gubernatorial and deputy gubernatorial positions.
He, however , assured that, “I am presenting to all, our most competent and deserving contestants, who cannot be mates to all other contestants from all other opposition parties.”