By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
The 2019 PDP candidate in Kano Governorship election Abba Kabiru Yusuf has described as fake news his rumoured breakaway plans from the mainstream Kwankwasiyya Movement after signs that Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso is contemplating substituting him with ex TetFund boss Dr AB Baffa as PDP candidate in 2023.’’
Abba Kabiru Yusuf popularly called Abba Gida Gida said the malicious Facebook post orchestrated by enemies of progress who specializes in spreading lies and fake news was aimed at creating disaffection within the movement.
This was contained in a statement issued by Ibrahim Adam Media aide to Engr. Abba Kabiru Yusuf and sent to Solacebase on Saturday.
According to the statement, ‘’ Abba K. Yusuf is not after the 2023 elections. As we believed that power belongs to Allah SWA who gives it to whoever he wishes and at the right time; as such our concentration, for now, is on the development, promotion and consolidation of our movement (The Kwankwasiyya). ‘’
‘’Abba K. Yusuf is a very contented person and from a very disciplined and respected family whose reputation throughout the state is not in doubt. They have zero tolerance for betrayals and disloyalty of any form,’’ said the statement.
‘’He has been a 101% loyal lieutenant of Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and would never ever join hands with enemies of the state, whose moral upbringing is in doubt, as is been portrayed by their actions. Even with the stolen mandate by enemies of progress from the top to bottom he remains resolute and dedicated in promoting the ideals of the Kwankwasiyya movement under the leadership of Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) .’’
The statement said for the avoidance of doubt, Dr AB Baffa has been a hardworking and loyal ally of the Kwankwasiyya movement and enjoys a cordial relationship with Abba K. Yusuf and all the stakeholders within the Kwankwasiyya movement.
‘’It is worth noting that the pictures from the event shared by the enemies of progress were taken at Murtala Muhammad Mosque on Friday where Abba K. Yusuf offered Friday prayer and witnessed the wedding Fatiha of the daughter of former MD KSIP Alh. Garba Hungu as representative of Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.’’
‘’We are at this juncture, calling on all Kwankwasiyya disciples and other well-meaning Nigerians who are touched one way or the other by this maligned and fake information to disregard it in its totality.’’
‘’Abba Gida Gida is morally sound, doesn’t steal, doesn’t abuse substance and has zero tolerance for betrayal and ungrateful people. He remains where he rightfully belongs i.e the Kwankwasiyya Movement, come rain come shine.’’