Rabiu Kwankwaso, a senator representing Kano Central District, has spoken on his reported secret meeting with former president Olusegun Obasanjo.
Olisa Agbakoba, a co-chairman of Nigeria intervention Movement on Sunday, March 18, 2018, confirmed Obasanjo met with former governors, political parties, and some leaders in a “secret meeting” in Lagos.
Reacting, Kwankwaso’s political associate, Hajiya Binta Rabi’u Spikin, dismissed the reports of the former Kano governor’s presence at the meeting.
He said the news was based on eagerness of the people to know where Kwankwaso stands.
He said “Senator Kwankwaso never met with Obasanjo in Lagos state as speculated.
“Senator Kwankwaso was in Kaduna having series of meetings with various stakeholders of a Kwankwasiyya-led faction of the APC. The story that went viral on social media was false, unfounded and uncalled-for.
“People are clamoring for the ‘real change’ hence they were eager to know where the national leader of Kwankwasiyya, Senator Rabi’u Kwankwaso focuses his political attention, so they could follow him.”
Umar Haruna Doguwa, a member of Kwankwasiyya, also denied such meeting, stating that such meeting if it held, it would not be political.
“Although I am not aware of any meeting between Obasanjo and Kwankwaso, in my opinion, such a meeting if at all they met should not be seen as political.
“This is because the former president is now an elder statesman and has been meeting with various people including President Muhammadu Buhari,” Doguwa added