Musa Kwankwaso, father of Rabiu Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central, has expressed support for Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, who is seeking reelection.
According to Daily Trust, the lawmaker’s father said this when the governor visited him during his campaign tour.
Kwankwaso, who is the district head of Madobi local government area, reportedly commended Ganduje for the “good work” he has been doing in the state.
The district head also assured the governor of his commitment to securing the support of “all the village heads and community leaders” to ensure his victory.
“When you came in after your inauguration on 29th May, 2015, we were absolutely sure that you would bring development to all nooks and crannies of the state. And Alhamdulillah, that is what you are doing. So we need more of this development,” Kwankwaso said
“We are ready to support you and get you closer to the people. We appreciate the good work you are doing for your people. We believe in your leadership style as a people-oriented governor who believes in developing his people in all aspects of life.”
In his remarks, Ganduje thanked the leader for his support, saying: “We are in our home. Here you are with your children. We came to visit our father and get his blessing.
“We are sure you will give us what we are here for. So when you accept to support my gubernatorial race, we are not surprised because this is just a case of a father and his son.”
Ganduje was the deputy of Kwankwaso, throughout his eight years as Kano governor but both men fell out in the buildup to the 2015 elections.
Abba Yusuf, Kwankwaso’s son-in-law, is Ganduje’s challenger in the governorship race. He is the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) in the March 2 election.