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Kwankwaso hijacked, turned NNPP to revenue platform – Ganduje declares



By Sola Omoniyi, Lagos

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, took a swipe at his former boss and estranged ally, Rabiu Kwankwaso, who was the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), saying he had turned the party into a revenue platform after his failed presidential bid.

Ganduje, who was addressing other opposition presidential candidates, did not mention Kwankwaso’s name but clearly defined the person he was referring to.

His words: “Thank you for this visit. I will convey your views and requests. And I will ensure that you see Mr. President eye to eye. I thank you for being faithful to your respective parties.

“What I am seeing is one political aspirant who became a presidential candidate by accident. Who became a presidential candidate by hijacking another party because he was partyless.

“He could not give account according to INEC, that it cannot qualify it to be a political party. He decided to hijack a political party. And since he could not realise his aspirations, he decided to make that party a revenue platform rather than a political party.

“He has now decided to even expel the founder. God forbid he will not succeed. I salute you, presidential candidates, for being good ambassadors of your political parties, not destroyers.

“And not turning your political parties as a source of revenue. Since you cannot get the presidential tickets, you will get pocket tickets. I thank you.”