Hon. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, the majority leader, house of representatives, Friday said he was aggrieved over the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) presidential candidate Rabiu Kwanwaso’s failure to commiserate with him over his father’s death.
Doguwa, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state, said he would forgive Kwankwaso, only if he reached out to him.
Doguwa also warned that his party, the APC, might lose next year’s presidential election, due to the crisis rocking the party in Kano state. He accused the state’s party leadership of excluding the national assembly members in the goings-on in the party.
TheCornet reports that Doguwa and the Kano-APC deputy governorship candidate Murtala Garo had a disagreement recently. Garo accused Doguwa of storming a political meeting in his residence uninvited. He equally claimed that the majority threw a teacup at him, a claim Doguwa denied. Doguwa reacted that, rather, Garo slipped with the teacup in his hands.
“The leadership of our party in Kano, unfortunately, for quite some time has been subjected to crisis. There is witch-hunting and chasing away of members. The governor has handed the party to some individuals who are now working for their personal interests.
“The party is not being managed with democratic inclusiveness. APC is in trouble. APC is in crisis because this gentleman (Mr Garo) has proven to be the man to destroy the APC by chasing away so many good people from the party. He has caused this party the exit and decamping of more than five members of the House of Reps because he hated them. They were denied ticket,” Doguwa said.
The lawmaker urged the national leadership of the party to intervene in the crisis.
“I want to draw the attention of all authorities at the national and state level to quickly wave into the affairs of the party in Kano because this boy is causing serious damage in the party.
“If action is not taken, and this gentleman is allowed to continue to mishandle the affairs of this party in the name of former commissioner of local government – in the name of someone who feels that he is stronger than the governor, then we can forget it. If Murtala (Mr Garo) continues to be at the forefront of the party come 2023 during our elections – I repeat, forget it,” he said.