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  • Updated: May 19, 2023

President Buhari's Ally Warns Tinubu Against Bringing Kwankwaso Into APC

The President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has been warned against bringing Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) into the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The warning was given by Alhaji Abdulmajid Danbulki, an associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, who kicked against any alliance between the two men.

Danbulki's words come on the heels of the reported meeting of Tinubu and Kwankwaso in Paris, France.

While speaking at a news conference in Kano on Thursday, he stated that a political alliance between the individuals would only bode ill for the President-elect and his party.

“We are making this statement because reports reaching us indicate that Tinubu had met with Kwankwaso in Paris, France, preparatory to allegedly bring him into the APC, and even give him and his followers some ministerial and other appointments.

“We, therefore, want to state categorically that if Bola Tinubu brings Kwankwaso into the APC and goes ahead to appoint him and his followers into his government, we will react in a manner that will not augur well for the APC in the North,” Danbulki said.

“As members of the APC in Kano State and the North, we worked hard to ensure the victory of the APC and Bola Tinubu in the last general elections and we remain committed and competent enough to continue to ensure the success of the party in future polls.

“Bringing someone like Kwankwaso into the party, therefore, will amount to a slight on us, because we will feel like our efforts are not being appreciated.

“We, therefore, advise the President-elect to stop forthwith, any efforts to associate with Kwankwaso either for the purpose of giving him appointments or bringing him into the APC, or both, in the interest of the party.

“As members of the APC, we have worked very hard from its inception to nurture it to greatness and to ensure its success in elections.

“We will frown at any move that could breed disharmony in the party,” he added.

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