Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso has reacted to the alleged meeting between him and former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, in Lagos, ahead of the 2019 Presidential Election.
The reaction came on the heels of the outrage that trail the purported meeting held behind closed doors where the duo were alleged to have plotted against President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of 2019.
When contacted, Kwankwaso who spoke through his political associate, Hajiya Binta Rabi’u Spikin, dispelled the news.
Spikin said: “Senator Kwankwaso never met with Obasanjo in Lagos State as speculated. Senator Kwankwaso was in Kaduna having series of meetings with various stakeholders of the Kwankwasiyya-led faction of the APC. The story that went viral on social media was false, unfounded and uncalled-for.”
Spikin, however, pointed out that people were clamouring for the ‘real change’ hence they were eager to know where the National Leader of Kwankwasiyya, Senator Rabi’u Kwankwaso focuses his political attention, so they could follow him.
Also commenting on the issue, a strong pillar in the Kwankwasiyya movement and former Commissioner under Kwankwaso’s administration, Yunusa Adamu Dangwani, said they only read the story in the newspaper.
He said: “You know we don’t hide our activities. Whatever we are doing, we do inform you, Pressmen. So, to be honest with you, I only read the story like you read it.”
Another member of Kwankwasiyya, Alhaji Umar Haruna Doguwa, stated: “Although I am not aware of any meeting between Obasanjo and Kwankwaso, but in my opinion, such a meeting if at all they met should not be seen as political.
“This is because the former President is now an elder statesman and has been meeting with various people including President Muhammadu Buhari.”
However, a senior official of the All Progressives Congress, APC, pointed out that they were carefully watching the unfolding events.
“It would be premature to talk about the meeting if at all it was held. Every political party has its guiding principles, including those who engage in anti-party posturing,” he said.
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Author: Amako Nneji