Kano State Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwakwaso has strongly criticised his counterparts, Sule Lamido of Jigawa State and Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, saying that the duo committed political suicide by not defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In 2013, five of the seven governors called G7, in the PDP, defected to the APC. However, Lamido and Aliyu refused to join them.
According to Kwankwaso, if the duo had not been selfish, they would not have been embarrassed by voters in Jigawa and Niger states, during the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Speaking with reporters, in his office, on Monday, Kwankwaso said that the problem of Lamido and Aliyu was that “they made a mistake by not coming to the APC with us. I am sure they are loved here more than in the PDP. The truth is that they are not trusted there, and the results of these elections have shown them that they made a huge political mistake.
It would have been unthinkable for Aliyu to lose election on the platform of APC, but see the kind of blow the voters in Niger States have dealt him. They would have been more important leaders if they had joined the APC,” he said.
Kwankwaso also advised the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, not to waste his time in setting up probe panels against the PDP when he assumes office on May 29.
“We should move forward because expectations in the country are very high. Honestly, President Goodluck Jonathan is a friend and a good man. He is also a friend of the progressives, but he allowed himself to be misled by bad advisers,” Kwankwaso said.