The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa disclosed that he is ready to mend fences with former governor of Kano state Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
ALL IN ONE reports that Mr Doguwa, during a press briefing on Thursday at the National Assembly said although the ex-governor failed to commensurate with him over the death of his father, if Mr Kwankwaso reaches out to him, he will reconcile.
“I can only forget but I cannot forgive him. He cannot say sorry that your father died. This is an affront. I can only forgive if he picks up call and reach out to me,” he said.
He stressed that he will not decamp from the APC irrespective of the outcome of the election.
He said the party risks losing to the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) led by the ex-governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, whom he described as a formidable grassroots politician.
APC may lose Kano, Doguwa warns
The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives said the APC risks losing Kano due to the ongoing crisis in the state chapter of the party.
Mr Doguwa, accused the deputy governorship candidate of the APC in Kano State, Martala Sule Garo, of creating a political crisis by excluding the members of the National Assembly from the political structure of the state.
He stated that the ruling party risks losing the state if President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Umar Ganduje fail to intervene.
Crisis in Kano APC
During the briefing, Mr Doguwa said there has been a systemic exclusion of members of the National Assembly from the political structure of the party in the state. He stated that about nine lawmakers were denied return tickets. Adding that five have decamped to other parties.
He explained that Mr Garo, through his previous position as the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, has amassed significant political power that he is leveraging to disrespect members of the party.
Mr Doguwa alleged that if action is not taken soon, the party risks losing out at the general election.
“The leadership of our party in Kano, unfortunately, for quite some time has been subjected to crisis. There is witch-hunting and chasing away of members. The governor has handed the party to some individuals who are now working for their personal interests.
“The party is not being managed with democratic inclusiveness. APC is in trouble. APC is in crisis because this gentleman (Mr Garo) has proven to be the man to destroy the APC by chasing away so many good people from the party. He has caused this party the exit and decamping of more than five members of the House of Reps because he hated them. They were denied ticket,” he said.
The majority leader said the party should forget about the 2023 general election if the national and state leaders fail to intervene and rescue the party.
“I want to draw the attention of all authorities at the national and state level to quickly wave into the affairs of the party in Kano because this boy is causing serious damage in the party.
“If action is not taken, and this gentleman is allowed to continue to mishandle the affairs of this party in the name of former commissioner of local government – in the name of someone who feels that he is stronger than the governor, then we can forget it. If Murtala (Mr Garo) continues to be at the forefront of the party come 2023 during our elections – I repeat, forget it,” he said.