Abdullahi Ganduje, the recently elected National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has extended an open invitation to Rabiu Kwankwaso, the national leader of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), to consider joining the ruling party.
In an exclusive conversation with select media organizations in Kano on Saturday night, Ganduje, a former governor of Kano State, expressed the willingness of the APC to welcome Kwankwaso into its fold if he decides to defect.
Ganduje, who now holds the reins of the APC’s affairs, emphasized that his current role has created a more favorable environment for Kwankwaso to rejoin the party.
Acknowledging Kwankwaso’s stature as a seasoned politician who has occupied significant positions both within the state and the nation, Ganduje stated, “Kwankwaso is undeniably a notable figure in politics. He served two terms as the governor of Kano, albeit with interruptions. He held the position of Minister of Defence, even though his understanding of defense remains questionable. Additionally, he was a senator, though his contributions were minimal throughout his tenure.”
Ganduje further elaborated, “Should Kwankwaso express the inclination to switch to the APC, our doors stand wide open, especially given that the current party chairman hails from his state. This circumstance could potentially facilitate a smoother transition, as he would have an opportunity to engage in productive discussions.”
The statement underscores the APC’s willingness to foster unity and inclusivity within its ranks, inviting Kwankwaso to contemplate aligning his political journey with the ruling party.