Former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, says his decision to shun the All Progressives Congress (APC) convention in Abuja is to avoid creating any kind of friction that may lead to crisis in the party.
It will be recall that Kwankwaso had a brief meeting with former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar in Sunday in Kano State even though the purpose of their meeting was not disclosed. However, it’s believed that they could be planning moves ahead of the 2019 Presidential Elections.
In a statement issued by Kwankwaso, he urged the newly APC excos to remain united to the course of the party.
“I wish to inform the leadership of the party and the public that we had wanted to be part of the national convention but regrettably all the congresses that we conducted at the wards, local government councils and at the state level were not recognised by the outgoing National Executive Council of the party.”
“Therefore, I felt that presenting ourselves at such an important event will not be in the overall interest of the entire convention; that is assuming, we are allowed access into the convention ground”.
“Because there are high chances that our presence could create embarrassments and a lot of friction similar or even worse than what occurred in the pavilions of delegations from Imo and Delta States during last Saturday’s convention. However, as the new EXCO settles to start the efforts of uniting the party we wish you the very best,” he said.
By Augustine Akhilomen