A chieftain of the APC in Kano State, Engr Sabo Inuwa, has said that the reported moves by the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, to join the APC is a welcome development which must be treated with caution.
Inuwa, who stated this during an interaction with newsmen at the weekend, said the ruling party must be careful not to make the same mistake the outgoing APC government in Kano made from the formation of the party, which he said saw the sidelining of members of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
The incoming president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, had met with Kwankwaso for talks in Paris, France.
But reacting, the outgoing Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, said Tinubu had abandoned him and other bigwigs of the APC for Kwankwaso.
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Inuwa, however, said Kwankwaso’s purported plans to collapse his structure into the APC needed further and wider consultations.
He said, “Whichever offer NNPP wants to join APC, caution is the word here and should be gauged against actual needs of APC, particularly at the National Assembly, where it has a clear majority in both the senate (59) and 168 in the lower chamber.
“As a grassroots mobiliser, my observations are hinged on potential crises that may engulf the APC, particularly in Kano and other states upcountry where it is strongest, in the event of missteps that can be costly and destabilising to a new Asiwaju government.”