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Kwankwaso: Almajiri votes kicked Jonathan out

Kwankwaso: Almajiri votes kicked Jonathan out
April 13
14:47 2015

Rabiu Kwankwaso, governor of Kano state, says Almajiri votes were responsible for kicking Goodluck Jonathan out of the presidential villa in Abuja.

Kwankwaso decried the political play in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying it has divided Nigerians along religious and ethnic lines.

“It is unfortunate, in the last couple of years, we have seen a polarisation situation, this issue of Christianity, Islam, north and south, and even the issue of tribalism being promoted,” he said.

“It was not good for the system – it was not even good for my friend in the villa, so we are happy, we have seen the end of it now.”

The governor, who was speaking in an on-air interview with Channels television, said the president did well for himself; his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC); and the nation at large by conceding election.

He went on to advise that the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration must be willing to correct the ills and unite the nation to keep peace and stability.

“We encourage Buhari to be what a president should be; to carry along all the Christians, the Muslims and other people of other faiths in this country.

“Ensure peace and stability, take everybody as his own; even the PDP guys should be carried along by the president. The president is the father of all.

“We hope that people around him should be people who are experienced, who should not be talking of Hausas who are thrown away as Almajiris. That is completely wrong, and it has gone a long way in galvanising people in the north to ensure that this Almajiri votes were used to kick them out of the villa.”

The former minister of defence who has been elected to go to the next senate saw his state deliver 1.9 million votes for the APC at the presidential election.


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  1. Joe
    Joe April 13, 22:18

    Kwankwaso, for me to believe you, can you please address the issue of marginilaztion of non Moslems in the north in the areas of admission in high institutions, course of studies, employment etc. A situation where a young northerner is denied admission in the northern universities because if his faith is not only retrogressive, but wickedness.

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  2. Kay
    Kay April 14, 07:37

    Hypocrisy taken too far @ Gov kwankwaso. You are even more religiously biased than those you accuse.

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  3. Mamman Bako
    Mamman Bako April 14, 11:29

    Yes, under-age Almajiris. I thought change had come and all hate speech had been done away with.

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  4. IBB
    IBB April 15, 13:14

    @Joe: How many moslems of hausa extraction have found free expression or given admission in the schools in your State? Stop asking for what you cannot give!

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