Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has voiced his dissatisfaction regarding the recent meeting in Paris between his predecessor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, and president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. In a leaked audio conversation, Governor Ganduje expressed his displeasure to Ibrahim Kabiru Masari, the vice president’s representative for Tinubu before the nomination of Kashim Shettima, who is now the vice president-elect. While it was reported that Ganduje was consulted by Tinubu prior to the meeting, a close ally of Kwankwaso, Abdulmumin Jibrin, who was present at the meeting, contradicted the governor’s claim and clarified the nature of the discussion. Jibrin stated that Ganduje’s main concern with Kwankwaso is the consistent attacks he receives from him, and he assured the governor that they could resolve their issues directly.
In the leaked audio, which quickly spread across social media, Governor Ganduje expressed his disappointment that he and his camp were not invited to the meeting, even if it was merely symbolic. However, Jibrin refuted this claim, stating that the governor had informed him personally that president-elect Bola Tinubu had consulted him and sought his approval for the meeting, to which Ganduje had no objections. Jibrin further emphasized that it was unfair for Ganduje to portray the president-elect in a negative light.
It is important to address the differing accounts in order to present an accurate representation of the situation. While Governor Ganduje expressed his displeasure over the meeting between Kwankwaso and Tinubu, his claims were challenged by Jibrin, who clarified that Tinubu had indeed consulted with the governor and received his approval. The leaked audio conversation between Governor Ganduje and Masari sheds light on the governor’s concerns and his desire to have been included in the meeting. However, it is crucial to rely on all available information to present a comprehensive and objective view of the situation.
The leaked audio conversation has brought to light Governor Ganduje’s dissatisfaction with the meeting between his predecessor, Kwankwaso, and president-elect Tinubu. The governor expressed his disappointment over not being invited to the meeting, while a close ally of Kwankwaso contradicted his claims, asserting that Tinubu had consulted with Ganduje and received his approval. It is essential to provide accurate and balanced reporting to ensure a complete understanding of the situation. The resolution of any issues between Ganduje and Kwankwaso remains a matter for the individuals involved to address directly.