By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Wednesday, refused to endorse immediate past Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Amaechi, who pulled out of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet to pursue his presidential ambition visited Kano, on Wednesday.
During a meeting with Ganduje and APC stakeholders, the governor said Kano as a “swing state, will continue to swing.”
He added that Amaechi would know where the state will eventually swing to at the appropriate time.
Earlier, Amaechi had told the governor that the people in APC already know where Ganduje’s loyalty lie, adding that he was in Kano to convince him that he (Amaechi) is the most qualified among the aspirants.
Ganduje is believed to be a strong ally of the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who is also seeking APC’s presidential ticket.
Amaechi said he is more qualified than Tinubu because Tinubu has never been Minister and even as lawmaker, the former Lagos governor only served for few months.
The former minister also said he was more qualified than Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, saying while Osinbajo was a commissioner in Lagos, he was already the Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly and ended up as two-term governor. He said Osinbajo’s only other appointment after being a commissioner was becoming the vice president.