Kwankwaso was a Minister of Defence who didn’t know what defence is – Ganduje throws shade

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje, has heaped laurels combined with mockery on the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

He said Kwankwaso is a good politician who served as two-term governor of Kano state and a senator, who never spoke in the senate, adding that he was a minister of defence who doesn’t know what defence entails.

Ganduje, the immediate past kano state governor made the comment a chat with some selected media organisations on Saturday night.

This is also as he said the ruling APC is willing to receive, Kwankwaso, the national leader of the NNPP, if he is willing to defect.

The APC chairman stated that he is now in charge of the party’s affairs and his position has made it easier for the presidential flagbearer to rejoin the ruling party if he is willing.

He said: “Nobody will say Kwankwaso is not a good politician; at least he was a two-term Kano governor, although in disrupted tenures; he was Minister of Defence, even though he doesn’t know what defence is; and he was once a senator, even though he never said anything throughout his stay there.

“But if he is willing to decamp to the APC, our door is open, especially now that someone from his state is the party chairman; it will be easier for him to lobby”.

Kwankwaso was appointed the first Minister of Defence under former president Olusegun Obasanjo from 2003 to 2007.

Meanwhile in another news…

CorrectNG reported weeks ago that Ganduje threatened to slap his predecessor Rabiu Kwankwaso due to the demolition exercise in the state.

The newly sworn-in Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, had been on a demolition spree of structures since he assumed office.

Ganduje addressed State House correspondents shortly after meeting President Bola Tinubu on the same day Kwankwaso was also spotted in the Presidential Villa.

According to the former governor, he came to report the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) to President Bola Tinubu over the ongoing demolition.

Ganduje said the demolition in Kano being carried out by Governor Yusuf was executed without due process and, therefore, breached the law. He called the current governor a stooge and said that if he had seen Kwankwaso, he could have given him a slap.

“I know he is in the building but we have not met. Probably if we met, maybe I could have slapped him,” he said.

Ganduje said the demolition exercise was done without carrying out any investigation or giving due notice in line with the provisions of Land Use Act.