My visit to Kano not political – VP Osinbajo
Vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has denied report that he was in Kano state to meet with any political group.
The vice president was in the state during the weekend and there were report that he had met with a political group.
In a statement signed by Laolu Akande who is the spokesperson to the vice president, Osinbajo clarified that he attended a wedding of one of his aides and also paid a customary courtesy visit to the emir.
The statement reads: “The attention of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has been drawn to a TV news report suggesting that he was in Kano State on Saturday, 3rd of February, 2018 to meet with some political groups. This is completely false and misleading.
“On the contrary, the vice president was in Kano to attend the wedding ceremony of his Personal Assistant, Hafiz Ibrahim Kawu, which was well publicised over the weekend.
“On arrival, he was met by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje at the airport, and went straight to the mosque, venue of the wedding nikhai.
“After that, he paid the traditional courtesy call on the Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II, and proceeded back to the airport.
“At no time during the visit did he meet with any political group or groups. Any attempt to give the impression that he was in Kano for a political purpose is mischievous and should be disregarded.
“Indeed, the Vice President has, in the past few weeks, met in Abuja with the Kano APC leadership to ensure unity and full cooperation among party leaders, and this has also been well reported in the media.”
Meanwhile, following the growing animosity between former governor of Kano state, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso and his successor, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Aminu Dabo, a chieftain of the APC and former managing director of the Nigeria Port Authority (NPA), says President Buhari may lose his Kano political base if Kwankwaso leaves the APC.
The APC chieftain disclosed this in Abuja, on Saturday, January 3. He also urged the leadership of the party to wade into the matter.
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