By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Prominent Kano politician and stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Rufai Hanga, has rebuked Senator Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso for dragging the name of former Vice President and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar into his internal politics of Kano State.
Hanga spoke over the weekend against the backdrop of allegations by Kwankwaso that the former Vice President and current Governor of Kano State, Umar Ganduje were working in cahoots with others to float a new political party ahead of the 2019 election.
But Hanga while dismissing the claims as the figment of the imagination of its purveyors, reminded the former Governor of Kano State that though “Atiku Abubakar and Governor Ganduje are in politics, they are not at war with anybody because as he (Kwankwaso) should know better there is indeed life beyond politics.”
Reacting to an allegation by Kwankwaso published by a section of the media, that he (Atiku) and Governor Ganduje are working secretly to form a new political party, Hanga appealed to Kwankwaso and his supporters to stop dragging the name of the Turakin Adamawa into their dirty politics of lies, mischief, gossip and rumour mongering. “Lies have short legs, they do not run very far.”
Hanga explained that at no time did the former Vice President sit down with Ganduje to discuss defection from APC or the formation of a new party, adding that “it is uncharitable to attribute to people motives they knew nothing about.”
The pioneer National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) advised Kwankwaso and his supporters to stop spreading division, distrust, disaffection and disunity among members of the APC political family.
According to him, Atiku never discussed with anyone and least of all Governor Ganduje the purported decision to leave APC and form another party, adding that the former Vice President and Governor Ganduje remain ” unwavering and loyal members of APC and would always work for its success.”