“We don’t want any presidential candidate from Kano” – Sen. Gaya warns Kwankwaso

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Kabiru Gaya

The senator representing Kano South senatorial district, Sen. Kabiru Gaya has advised his Kano Central counterpart and former state governor, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso against his purported presidential ambition.

Gaya said there is no vacancy in the Presidential Villa as the people of Kano are solidly behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term ambition in 2019.

He added that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would not mind losing Kwankwaso if he is hellbent on contesting for the presidency against Buhari.

Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso
Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

Gaya said, “In politics we try to accommodate as much people as possible. We don’t leave room for any member to leave.

“If one member leaves it is a loss because you can win election with one vote. So, we are doing our utmost best to work with together as a team.

“But if the interest of the person staying with us wants to run as a president, there’s no vacancy for that. Our vacancy is PMB. No vacancy else.

“But if he’s coming to run for something else, he’s welcome. We don’t want to eliminate anybody but we do not want to have any presidential candidate from Kano State.”

Gaya also distanced himself from the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), saying he belongs to the “main” party and not a “carve out”.

He said, “I can’t be here if I’m on the other side. I am on the main party. There’s nothing like a carve out.

“Even those who are on that place, they will soon come back, maybe most of them will come back because we are seeing more progress than those who defected.

“I am confident that PMB will win election. Therefore they should return. They are in power now. Why be in the opposition. Let them come back. I believe the Senate will have majority like we had before.

“They should stay in the system and reform it. You cannot be out of a system and be talking of reform

I appeal to them to come back on board so we work in the interest of the party and the country,”

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