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Slap threat: Ganduje can’t even look me in the eye – Kwankwaso

Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the February 25 poll Rabiu Kwankwaso has described the immediate past governor of Kano State Abdullahi Ganduje as his political son who cannot look him in the eye.

Kwankwaso stated this in an interview on BBC Hausa on Saturday in response to Ganduje’s threat of slapping him if they had met at Aso Rock.

“I heard that he (Ganduje) said he would have slapped me, but I’m here. He was just confused. These are all my boys politically. They can’t even look at me straight in the face if we meet. He was in a confused state when he said that. These my political boys, if they see me they lower their gaze,” Kwankwaso said.

The former presidential candidate, who was also Kano governor for two terms, said he spoke with President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa on the alleged illegal land deals contracted by the Ganduje administration in Kano, adding that Tinubu was so “surprised with the revelations.”

He alleged that Ganduje had among others, allocated lands at the Kano Race Course to his friends and family members, a development that now made it difficult for people who wanted to indulge in sporting activities to find a place.

According to him, even the Eid praying ground where Muslims converge to pray during Sallah was not spared by Ganduje.

Kwankwaso disclosed that there are possibilities the Tinubu administration may engage some of them from the opposition in his government.

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