The 2023 Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has denied claims of the form of agreement between him and President Bola Tinubu, to influence the judgement of the Supreme Court on Kano State Governorship election, in favour of his political and Governor of the State, Abba Kabir Yusuf.
Kwankwaso, who cleared the air on the allegation while speaking on a BBC Hausa interview on Saturday, said the only relationship he shared with Tinubu is political, nothing that they have been working together on their political journey even before the advent of the All Progressives Congress and the New Nigeria People’s Party.
Premium Politics reported on Friday, that the Supreme Court affirmed the NNPP candidate, Yusuf, as the duly elected governor of Kano State, bringing to an end a series of keenly contested legal battles in the state.
However, the former Kano State governor also, during the interview, shared his views on the political landscape, deliberating on the importance of the lessons learned from the Supreme Court’s decision.
He further reflected on his relationship with Tinubu, noting that their political journey started from their days in the Social Democratic Party, culminating in the founding of the APC
Kwankwaso said despite any perceived differences between them, he and Tinubu had actively participated in political struggles together.
While disputing the rumours of pre-existing agreements between them, he said: “To the best of my knowledge, I have not reached an agreement with anybody.”
He added, “We have our party; they have theirs. We will work together where necessary. On the issue of joining the government, only time can tell.”
Also speaking on the administration of the Kano governor, he said, “Kabir Yusuf is the governor. We can only advise. I can’t rule over him even if he were a biological son. I have given him advice even before the government came in.”
He however claimed that there were errors in previous judgements, which sacked Yusuf, but commended the Supreme Court for rectifying these discrepancies.
“If it were in other climes, those who delivered the judgements in the lower courts would quit their jobs,” Kwankwaso said.