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Emirship tussle: Tinubu will win re-election, Kano APC tells NNPP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the threat by the opposition New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) that President Bola Tinubu stood the risk of losing his reelection bid in the 2027 poll due to the Kano Emirship tussle.

The Chairman of the Kano chapter of the party, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, in a statement on Monday in Abuja assured that President Tinubu is well rooted to reclaim his seat in the 2027 poll.

Abbas said contrary to a media report credited to NNPP Kano State Chairman, Hashimu Dungurawa, it is Governor Abba Yusuf and the national leader of the New NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, that will suffer the consequences of the ongoing Emirship tussle negatively.

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Stating that Dungurawa position spoke volume of NNPP’s dwindling fortunes in Kano and on the national scene, he assured that the APC is now more united, popular and will deliver triple the votes Tinubu garnered in the 2023 poll.

He said Kwankwaso’s presidential debut in 2023 was deliberately intended to test his national outlook, remain relevant in the scheme of things, manipulate the way for his son in-law to have his way and also to reclaim Kano from ruling APC.

“Kwankwaso got 1,454,649 total votes, representing only 6.23 per cent, and most of them from Kano,” he said. “In fact, media post-election analysis showed that Kwankwaso did not get up to 100,000 votes elsewhere aside from Kano.”

Abbas pointed out that Kwankwaso got 1.2 million or 19 per cent of the total votes in the North West, his geopolitical zone and almost nothing in other regions of the country.

“How comes Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the opposition Labour Party from far away South East bested Kwankwaso in 13 northern states of Kaduna, Taraba, Borno, Gombe, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Sokoto, Nasarawa, Plateau, Adamawa and Benue,” he queried.

The APC chairman said the people of Kano and leaders of thought in the North understood that the only interest of the federal government in the lingering Emirate crisis in Kano is to ensure that the rule of law prevail for peace and tranquility in the largest populated state.

The statement reminded the NNPP chairman and his group how they were roundly beaten in 2019 and narrowly escaped in 2023 based on vote statistics despite having a presidential candidate from Kano State.

Abbas said: “Aside widely acknowledged poor performance of Governor Abba Yusuf-led NNPP government in Kano state in the last one year, the party’s penchant for causing and sponsoring crisis in a peaceful state he inherited and some of his anti-people’s policies are factors voters will consider in the next election.

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President of the Republic of Gambia, Adama Barrow (left); President of Ghana, Hana Akufo-Addol; President Bola Tinubu; President of ECOWAS Commission, Omar Touray; President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Embalo; President of Sierra Leone, Julie’s Maada Bio and others at the 64th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of States and Government, at State House, Abuja…yesterday.
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“It is a public knowledge that while other state governors were commissioning one project or the other to mark their one year in office, the NNPP Kano state government was busy distracting the good people of Kano from his obvious failures through the contentious Emirate law as a tactic from his inadequacies in office.

“The people of Kano state whose houses were demolished and rendered homeless will not forget in a hurry, the people of Kano state whose sources of economic survival and businesses were destroyed will not vote NNPP again, among many other categories of people already badly affected by the current misfit government in Kano state.

“When Kwankwaso contested the gubernatorial primaries in 1999 on the platform of Peoples’ Democratic Party, alongside Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Mukthari Zimit and Alhaji Kabiru Rabi’u, he didn’t win the election. He had to rig the election in Gabasawa with only 86 votes, which Ganduje vehemently rejected. But the party leadership had to prevail on him to let it go.

“We are using this medium to assure our able and capable President, including the party national leadership that Kano state APC is now more united, popular and is daily attracting politically valuable people into our fold. We are ready and will deliver more than triple of the votes we got in 2023 presidential election.”

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  • Adamu Abuh

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