Kwankwaso Betrayed Our Agreement – Ibrahim Shekarau
A former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, says Rabiu Kwankwaso, presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), betrayed an agreement they both had.
Shekarau, who is the sitting senator for Kano Central District, accused the presidential candidate of the NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, of betraying the trust of his group members following their defection from APC to NNPP in May.
Shekarau made this known, Speaking at Kano Foundation Hall on Monday. He said the NNPP under Kwankwaso’s leadership is supposed to place his supporters in various positions, but that has not been done.
“All the agreements we had with him were betrayed by Kwankwaso and his boys and they did not accommodate one single person from my camp,” he said.
“We reached an agreement to accommodate my supporters into various elective positions in the party, but until now, the committee set up could not accommodate one single person apart from the senatorial slot given to me.
“I will never be a party to injustice. My integrity is of utmost and not any political position that will make me compromise it and that of my people. Nobody will use position or money against my integrity.
“I am a man of honor and integrity but his governorship candidate (Abba Kabir Yusuf) who was given the responsibility to look at areas to accommodate my people into various elective positions never for one single day do so or even call for meeting talk less of accepting my supporters to contest.
“Nobody will use the money to change my conscience. I was a governor for eight years in Kano and people believed in my integrity.
“I am still living in a rented house in Abuja and never allocated a single plot of land to myself when I served as Governor in Kano and I challenged anyone who knows my plot of land to expose it.”
The lawmaker, who is reportedly mulling an exit from the NNPP, said his next line of action would be communicated to his followers soon.
Mr. Kwankwaso in an earlier interview with BBC Hausa Service had said the party was unable to meet Mr. Shekarau’s demand because his group came into the party late when the window of substitution of candidates given by the electoral commission (INEC) had closed.