Those who know him very well on the political turf will readily tell you that the two-term former governor of Kano State and serving senator is not one to suffer fools gladly.
Especially when it has to do with insubordination from someone that he has been very supportive of in terms of assisting to clinch plum public offices for years and even succeeding him as governor of the state. In his bid to realize his presidential ambition on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Rabiu Kwakwanso had expected his political surrogate his former deputy governor for years, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to throw his full weight behind him in support of his presidential ambition. But Rabiu Kwakwanso was taken aback and disappointed when Ganduje chose to blatantly join other APC governors in support of President Muhammed Buhari, when the President has not even officially declared his second term bid. Sensing that if he still remained in the APC, his presidential dream will possibly be a pipe dream the senator quickly put up his thinking cap and moved to actualize his Plan B. What we gathered from the rumour mill, although not substantiated, is that the very sagacious politician is secretly scheming to move to another party with his supporters and followers, where he believes he can get the ticket without any big stress or challenge; and the party, we hear, is probably going to be the Social Democratic Party, SDP, a relatively new party, that is yet to have political heavyweights in the mould of Kwakwanso, on its membership list. The move to SDP is expected to happen any moment from now. But one thing is certain, Governor Ganduje’s apparent denial of his former boss, Kwakwanso, has obviously set the two on a cold war that may tear the political class apart in Kano state, given the massive followership, Kwankwanso controls in the state. But Kwakwanso’s silent moves are still in the realm of conjecture, because, like they say in politics, anything can happen.