A former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has described the Kwankwasiyya political movement he is leading in the state as a ‘cult’ as it is increasing its values with time.
Kwankwaso, who disclosed this in an exclusive interview with Trust TV and monitored by our reporter, also claimed that the movement controls party politics in Kano today.
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He said those who had left and those remaining with the movement would come together with time “as we’re doing our foundation and building from grassroots and that offends many people.”
“The way we operate in Kwankwasiyya is completely different, we believe in building people. From 1999 to date, no one can tell the exact figures of those that benefitted from Kwankwasiyya; it’s only when the election comes that you can see the figures,” he added.
The former governor, who said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won election in the state in 2019, added that for some strategic reasons his party and the movement decided to take it easy.
He said, “The only thing we’re doing now is to re-strategise and ensure whoever wins in 2023 is given the seat and I am confident that the winner will be Kwankwsiyya man.”
Kwankwaso warned that both PDP and All Progressives Congress (APC) must go back to the drawing table lamenting the way and manner things were managed in the two leading political parties were totally wrong.
The former governor however said that so far he was not in discussion with anybody in the APC about his possible defection but didn’t rule out joining the widely speculated third force movement, adding that anything was possible; as he had started making consultations.