Kano state governor, Engineer Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso has said that President Goodluck Jonathan is insensitive to the yearnings of Nigerians, lamenting that at a time when the nation should be mourning the Nyanya bomb explosion that left many either dead or injured, the president decided to embark on what he described as “merry-making trips”.
The governor, who spoke in Hausa during the matriculation ceremony of students of Northwest University, Kano, at the Government House lawn, wondered why the president should be travelling aimlessly with taxpayers’ money, while the common man is being killed daily because of failure of the Federal government to adequately protect lives and property.
“At a time when several innocent lives have been lost, when many of the victims are in hospital seeking blood donations to survive, the president is gallivanting round the country in the name of PDP unity rally”, the governor contended.
Kwankwaso chided the President for justifying, promoting, and sustaining and corruption, pointing out that despite the allegation of corruption against the Minister of Aviation and the missing $20 billion oil funds, for instance; the president remained silent on such issues during his illegal campaign visit to Kano.
“The man came to Kano to smear our image, but thank God, the man gave me free publicity by mentioning my name over 50 times in a 15 minute address”, the governor stated.
“The President, his Vice and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation are vultures. They want the PDP to die and feast on its carcass”, said the governor, asserting that personally, their present disposition is fertilizer to his future political aspiration.
“Supposing I decide to contest for the number one seat in this country, I will beg APC, APGA and Labour Party not to cast their votes for me – I want to assure you that with the PDP vote that I will garner, definitely I will defeat the incumbent President hands down,” the governor maintained.
He said the Federal Government, under Jonathan has failed the people of Kano state and indeed other Nigerians by not doing what is expected to a responsible government to better their lives, adding that in Kano for instance, the Jonathan administration call only boast of constructing one bridge of not more than N2 billion all this while.
Meanwhile, President Goodluck Jonathan has declared that contrary to the claim by governor Kwankwaso that he voted for him in 2011 and regretted doing that, Kwankwaso didn’t vote for him in the 2011 presidential elections.
President Jonathan, who was speaking in Kano yesterday at the Polo Ground when he formally received Former Governor of Kano state, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau into the PDP said “I read in the papers that Kwankwaso said he regretted voting for me in 2011. Let me tell the good people of Kano that Kwankwaso did not vote for me in both the primary and secondary elections.