Prominent Kano politician and stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Rufai Hanga, has described the allegations by Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar 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 as untrue and unfounded.
The pioneer National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) also rebuked the former governor for dragging the name of former Vice President into what he described as “his dirty internal politics of Kano State”.
Hang, who spoke with newsmen on Saturday further the former Governor of Kano State that though “Atiku Abubakar and Governor Ganduje are in politics, they are not at war with anybody because 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.”
He advised the Senator and his supporters to desist from spreading division, distrust, disaffection and disunity among members of the APC political family, adding that the former Vice President and Governor Ganduje remain ” unwavering and loyal members of APC and would always work for its success.”