Governor Rabi’u Kwanwaso of Kano State has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has now made the former EFCC chairman, Nuhu Ribadu, a laughing stock among PDP stakeholders in Adamawa State after the party refused him its governorship ticket for the Adamawa by-election.
The Kano governor stated this yesterday while receiving merit awards from two NGOs, namely, APC Kwankwasiyya Amana, Bauchi State chapter, and Nigeria 774 Kwankwasiyya Merger: Kwankwaso for President, at the Government House, Kano.
He said, “After he left the APC for the PDP, his new party did not find him worthy of its gubernatorial ticket. I am sure the PDP stakeholders in Adamawa are now laughing at him. We sympathise with him”.
A statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations to the governor, Halilu Ibrahim Dantiye, quoted Kwankwaso as calling on the Adamawa electorate to think wisely and vote for the APC candidate in the October 11 by-election in the state considering the untold hardships caused to the state by the PDP-led federal government.
The presidential hopeful also appealed to them to pay back good for good, urging them to dump PDP and vote for APC, a party he said is ready to bring about positive and realistic changes in the whole country.
“Anybody who voted for PDP, which within five years could not lead the nation rightly has deceived himself”, the governor stated, pointing out that APC had come up with a credible alternative in the person of Senator Muhammad Jibrila Bindow, who he expressed confidence in his ability to govern Adamawa State.
He alleged that the Adamawa PDP chose a candidate who most of their supporters see as incompetent.