Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

Former Kano State governor and current Senator representing Kano Central Senatorial area, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has said that he and his delegates avoided the National Convention of the ruing All Progressives Congress (APC), held in Abuja yesterday, Saturday to prevent frictions that could have been worse that what obtained in the case of Imo State at the convention.

In a letter to the leadership of the party, Kwankwaso said: “we had wanted to be part of the National Convention but regrettably all the congresses that we conducted at the wards, Local Government Councils and at the State level were not recognized by the outgoing National Executive Council of the party.
“Therefore, I felt that presenting ourselves at such an important event will not be in the overall interest of the entire convention that is assuming we are allowed access into the convention ground.
“Because there are high chances that our presence could create embarrassments and a lot of friction similar or even worse than what occurred in the pavilions of delegations from Imo and Delta States during yesterday’s convention. However, as the new EXCO settles to start the efforts of uniting the party we wish you the very best.”
Senator Kwankwaso however, on behalf of his group, congratulated and felicitated with the newly elected Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and members of the new Executive Council.