Senator Ibrahim Shekarau has opened up on how he has been able to manage cordial relationships with two of the most formidable political foes in Kano, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Senator Rabi’u Kwankwaso.
Shekarau, also the senator representing Kano Central Senatorial District under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), spoke during an interactive session with journalists on Sunday in Kano.
According to him, there is no misunderstanding between him and Ganduje on one hand and between him and Kwankwaso on the other.
He said, “I and Ganduje have been together for so many years. When I was the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office then, he was a commissioner, and we used to interact a lot.
“I want to assure you that our relationship has since remained cordial, even up to now. So, there is no any problem between us.
“The same thing applies to Kwankwaso; we are in good relationship. Our political differences has not, and will not, affect our relationship. I have never defected from one party to another because of him.
“When I was in APC, Kwankwaso joined the party and then, I left, not because of him, but because of the leadership of the party. The same thing when I was in PDP; I later left, not because he joined the party,” he said.
Shekarau further called on the electorate to always consider quality leaders during elections, instead of focusing on zoning.
According to him, quality leadership is more important than zoning in every election, adding that there is no zoning in the APC) constitution and also, in the Nigerian constitution but only exists in common sense.
“I want to tell you that there is no place in the APC constitution that the issue of zoning is mentioned. I think it is only being considered by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“All we need is quality leadership, fairness and justice to all, and carrying everyone along; that is what is called balancing of equation,” Shekarau said. (NAN)