Kwankwaso Must ‘Use His Head’ When Commenting On National Issues – Presidency

The Presidency has slammed Kano State Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso for accusing President Goodluck Jonathan of running a government based on ethnic sentiment and religious bigotry.

Kwankwaso had in an interview with newsmen, weekend, argued that the real cause of insecurity in the country was bad leadership, adding that the inability of President Jonathan to tackle the issue of insurgency has exposed Jonathan’s incompetence to preside over the affairs of Nigeria.

Reacting yesterday, Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, said Governor Kwankwaso must try to use his head when commenting on national issues.

“Kwankwaso must try to be cerebral when commenting on national issues. The “kwankwasiya” mentality may work for him locally in Kano, but definitely will not carry him far on the national platform,” Okupe wrote Vanguard in a text message.

“President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is not running a clannish government, neither is he playing any religious card.

“Are the ministers of Finance, Agriculture, Inspector General of Police; Group Managing Director of NNPC; Chief Justice of Nigeria; Chief of Staff and Principal Secretary; Special Adviser, Adviser, Media in the Presidency Ijaws or from the South South extractions?

“Kwankwaso should spend the remainder of his tenure to deliver on his failed promises to Kano people instead of exposing himself continuously to public ridicule.”


  1. kwakwanso should really focus on his state. bombs went off in his state what has he done to tackle that issue. he needs to use his head when making statements in the media. the apc leaders are all about baseless talks. they should help in proffering solutions instead of lashing this present administration.

  2. The bitter truth the Governor has told the fed govt will definitely be rejected cos they are sensitive to the plight of Nigeria people. Let them remember this that their days are numbered inside d aso-rock!!!
    Great CHANGE on d way!

  3. Haba!!! People why u always out of ur senses, Kwankwaso’s statement is the most highly trusted and accepted…we all know that federal government and jonathan are Boko haramists, my reference is late National security adviser Mr Azazi……so I want u people to stop abusing our Governor he said the truth and we accept it.

  4. What’s wrong with Kwankwaso’s comment? Please let’s me matured. That’s his point of view + his oppinion towards a better Nigeria. Make ur own opinion. Nigeria is greater than PDP or APC. What do u have for this great contry.

  5. Truth is only rejected by dumb ass! This government is full of empty-headed brats and headed by a nincompop. That’s why its insensitive to people’s plight and irresponsive to people’s complaints and agitations. Kwankwaso is one outspoken and candid governor that Nigeria has been blessed with unlike most imbecile coward shits we have. The president based his government on ethnic sentiments and religious bigotry as all ur useless comments are! Kwankwaso is a hero while Jonathan is a dumb ass.