The National Chairman of ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, has taken jab at the presidential candidate of New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, Musa Kwankwaso.
Ganduje described his former boss as a serial loser and a serial Presidential contestant.
Ganduje made this remarks while receiving the Governorship candidate of the NNPP IN Bauchi State Sen. Haliru Jika back to APC.
According to him, Kwankwaso will never achieve his life long ambition as long he prioritizes selfish goals over national interests.
Ganduje applauded the decision of Jika, adding that it was good for him to see that the Kwakwasiyya movement in Bauchi State was a deceitful venture.
Ganduje in his words:
When I got the news that you were coming to see me in my house to discuss the way forward, I knew I was meeting a very formidable politician in the person of Senator Jika who is a household name in Bauchi State.”
“He is returning to a party that is very progressive and focused when we look at where he is coming from.
He is coming from a party that used to be a decent party and highly respected but was later hijacked and polluted by the Kwankwasiya group.
“We are happy that the original NNPP is taking back its proper position and leaving the Kwankwasiya group deserted and thrown out completely.
“The Kwankwasiyya group, headed by the former Kano State governor, was forced to go into a sabbatical leave for eight years before it found its way back to Government House in Kano.
“The Kwankwasiya head, who wears a red cap, is the person who prefers to be a king in hell than be a servant in paradise. He specializes in deceiving people.
He was first in PDP and came back to APC when it was formed.
That was when the nPDP merged with the legacy parties to form the APC.
Instead of staying in APC, but because of his ambition, he decided to leave APC after failing to pick the presidential ticket to go back to the PDP.
He could not stay there as he failed to pick up the ticket.
He still went on his own to contest the presidential poll and was defeated twice.
Gaduje went to describe his long time opponent as a professional failure.
He is a professional contestant for presidential elections and would remain a professional failure.
He loves himself so much. I am happy you have dumped the red cap. It is a very sensible action you took.”
Ganduje then sealed Nima’s defection by removing the popular red cap from his head, and replacing it with the popular Tinubu symbolic cap.
Speaking with journalists after the event, Jika said:
“My dumping NNPP for APC has nothing to do with the presidential candidate of NNPP. I have no issue with Kwankwaso. The interest of Bauchi State informed my returning to APC.”
He also revealed that Vice President Kashim Shettima and the first lady, Sen Remi Tinubu, were influential to his return to the party.
He pledged his loyalty to the APC, come 2027 election cycle.