There is a growing pressure on Kano state Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso to step down for General Muhammadu Buhari in the race for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Cable reports.
With the inability of the APC leadership to agree on consensus candidacy which is the preference of Buhari, his followers have been holding meetings with Kwankwaso to make him step down and pave way for a Northern consensus candidate.
A source within the Buhari camp said “Basically, we know that Kwankwaso is not really interested in being president. He just wants to be relevant at the federal level after leaving office as governor, and this is one assurance he can get if Buhari wins,”
A member of Kwankwaso’s cabinet confirmed that there is pressure on the governor to step down but said it is “premature” to reach conclusions now. According to him, supporters of Buhari in Kano are not making it easy for Kwankwaso and this has to be sorted out first.