Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has expressed dismay of the recent post-election dialogue between the President-elect, Bola Tinubu and the Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso.
It’s in the public domain that Tinubu was reported to have met with Kwankwaso for four hours in France, on a wide range of issues.
Ganduje, in a leaked audio of phone call with the APC placeholder, Ibrahim Masari, lamentedthat he was being treated unfairly by the president-elect by meeting with Kwankwaso.
Ganduje told Masari that the duo’s meeting was the topic of discussion all over Kano.
“And all these things are from God. And the calculation that he is doing is not even accurate… And this man, how did he end up with Jonathan?” Ganduje said.”
However, multiple sources confirmed that Ganduje was consulted by Tinubu, before his meeting with Kwankwaso
When Ganduje recalled that Masari had told him of the possibility of such meeting, but that there was nothing he could have done about it, Masari said, “But at that time, you could have spoken with him (Tinubu). You can (sic) call him and talk to him.”
The governor was then heard saying “what could I have told him? Now he (Tinubu) is seeing Kwankwaso as an alternative to us? No problem. Because we don’t have a government? And it’s even because of him (Tinubu) we lost the government in any way.
“Even if he will see him (Kwankwaso), he ought to have called us too. Or don’t you understand, even if symbolically.”
In the audio, Masari, an ally of Tinubu, was then heard pacifying Ganduje and urging him not to be angry over the development.
He asked the governor to remain calm until he visits Tinubu on Thursday and until they meet in Abuja.