Despite the present animosity between Kano Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and his immediate predecessor, Sen. Rab’iu Musa Kwankwaso, the incumbent governor has secured the endorsement of his predecessor’s father, Alhaji Musa Saleh Kwankwaso.
The senior Kwankwaso, who is the District Head of Madobi, endorsed Ganduje for second term when the governor visited him in his palace on Tuesday.
He assured the governor that he would work assiduously with all village and community leaders under his domain to ensure his victory during the gubernatorial election in the state.
The elderly Kwankwaso said, “When you came in after your inauguration on 29th May, 2015, we were absolutely sure that you would bring development to all nooks and crannies of the state. And Alhamdulillah, this is what you are doing. So we need more of this development.
“We are ready to support you and get you more closer to the people. We are appreciating the good work you are doing for your people.
“We believe in your leadership style as a people-oriented governor, who believes in developing his people in all aspects of life.”
Responding, Ganduje said he was in Madobi to seek the senior Kwankwaso’s fatherly support and prayers, vowing to redouble his commitment if he re-elected on March 2.
He said, “We are in our home. Here you are with your children. We came to visit our father and get his blessing.”
“We are sure you will give us what we are here for. So when you accept to support my gubernatorial race, we are not surprised, because this is just a case of father and his son.”