As the next gubernatorial election in Kano state draws closer, the question on many lips today in the state is whether the state chapter of the ruling All Progressieves Congress (APC) will be able to emerge from the many intra party rivalry facing it and wade off attempts by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to send it packing from the Government House in 2019, writes Dare Odufowokan, Assistant Editor.
RATHER than abate as being speculated in some quarters, the battle for supremacy in Kano State between Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state and his predecessor, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, seems to be getting messier by the day thereby throwing the state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) into more crises ahead of the 2019 general election in the northwestern state.
Party sources say the latest storm rocking the ruling party stemmed from the highly publicized statement credited to the incumbent deputy Governor, Professor Hafiz Abubakar, to the effect that he is unwilling to be presented by the party again in 2019 as the running mate of Governor Ganduje. He claimed that he is not being carried along by the Governor as far as government and party matters are concerned in the state.
Following his reported outburst, party sources say the APC in the state is more troubled as more people within the party are taking sides with either Abubakar or the Governor over the matter. While Ganduje’s supporters are accusing his deputy of…