The Kano State chapter of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) recently expressed doubts about the ability of Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to secure victory for his party in the upcoming governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.
The state Chairman of the ruling party in Kano state, Hashimu Dungurawa, who used to work for Ganduje, stated that his former boss has a history of losing elections. According to Dungurawa, Ganduje’s poor performance in previous elections, both within and outside his home state, raises concerns about his ability to win in a competitive race.
Dungurawa pointed out that Ganduje failed to deliver victory for the APC in Edo State during the last election. Furthermore, his performance in the 2023 general elections in Kano State was disappointing. These failures, according to Dungurawa, highlight Ganduje’s lack of political acumen and make him an unfit choice for the position of national party Chairman.
Dungurawa also criticized President Tinubu and other APC leaders for selecting Ganduje as the national party Chairman. He believes that this decision was a major mistake, as Ganduje lacks the necessary skills and experience to turn the tide in crucial elections. The upcoming elections in Kogi, Bayelsa, and another state in November will likely expose these mistakes.
Dungurawa suggests that Ganduje’s political success was largely dependent on Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s influence. To regain relevance, he believes Ganduje needs to reevaluate his approach and learn from his past mistakes.