Iliyasu Musa Kwankwaso, younger brother of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, immediate past Governor of Kano State, says his brother should forget his presidential ambition in 2019, as he is no match for President Muhammadu Buhari.
The younger Kwankwaso, who is also the Kano State Commissioner for Rural and Community Development, said his elder brother, now a serving senator, has nothing to show for the two years he has spent so far in the National Assembly.
He lambasted Kwankwaso for shunning Buhari during his recent visit to the state, instead fixing his own visit for Saturday, December 30.
“Out of the three Kano senators, only Kwankwaso deliberately shunned Buhari’s visit,” Ilyasu said.
“Senator Barau Jibrin of Kano North and his colleague of Kano South, Kabiru Gaya did not only attend the gathering, they played their roles in ensuring the successful hosting of the President.
“We want to remind him (Kwankwaso) of how Buhari defeated him in APC primary in Lagos; even Kano delegates who were his, then, voted for Buhari. Nothing has changed since then.
“Kwankwaso’s outing can never match that of Buhari because come sun, come rain, Kano remains that of Buhari.”
Ilyasu advised Kwankwaso to not only shelve his 2019 ambition, but to rather beg Umar Ganduje, the Kano State Governor, if he wants to retain his senatorial seat come.
“Vibrant people are eyeing Kano central senatorial seat because of Kwankwaso’s abysmal performance at the Upper Chamber,” Ilyasu said.
“How many times has he spoken on the floor of the Senate? How many bills has he sponsored since 2015 when the Senate was inaugurated? And how many projects has he attracted to Kano from federal level? The answer is zero.”