by James Sambo
The Kano state committee of leaders of the legacy parties that merged to form the All Progressives Congress (APC) has debunked reports that it had endorsed Kano state governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, for president in the 2015 general elections.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, jointly signed by Alhaji Musa Umar (ACN), Garba Bala (CPC) and Mallam Muktar Kwaru (ANPP); the leaders who denied knowledge of the APC Elders Committee in the state, disassociated themselves from the endorsement stating that it was signed by members of Governor Kwankwaso’s Kwankwasiya group and should be ignored.
“There is no any formal elders committee of the APC in Kano State yet. What we have is a committee of leaders of the legacy parties in the persons of Alhaji Bashir Othman Tofa (ANPP), Mallam Musa Gwadabe (ACN) and Mallam Sabo Nanono (CPC) who have no knowledge of such committee.
“The two signatories of the communiqué are not members of the legacy parties but members of Kwankwasiyya group and therefore cannot speak for the legacy parties,” the statement read.
“The leaders of the three legacy parties have not endorsed any presidential candidate nor has elders of the legacy parties,” it added.