Hanga chides Kwankwaso, says Atiku, Ganduje not forming new Partyby Adekunle Hastrup 18/03/2017 06:18:00 0 comments 1 Views
ABUJA – Former national chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change CPC, Sen. Rufai Hanga, has lashed out at a former governor of Kano state, Sen. Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso over claims by the latter that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje were plotting to float a new party outside of the All Progressives Congress APC.Kwankwaso
Warning Kwankwaso not to draw Abubakar into “his dirty internal politics of Kano state”, Hanga, who spoke with journalists Saturday in Abuja said his intervention was against the backdrop of allegations by Kwankwaso that the former vice president and Ganduje were working with others to float a new political party ahead of the 2019 election.
“Atiku Abubakar and Gov. Ganduje are in politics, they are not at war with anybody because as he (Kwankwaso) should know better, there is indeed life beyond politics”, said Hanga, now a chieftain of the APC.
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.”
He said 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.”
Hanga advised Kwankwaso and his supporters to stop spreading division, distrust, disaffection and disunity among members of the APC political family.
According to him, Abubakar never discussed with anyone and least of all Gov. Ganduje the purported decision to leave APC and form another party, adding that the former vice president and Gov. Ganduje remain “unwavering and loyal members of APC and would always work for its success.”