Kwankwaso Shuns APC Convention, Meets Atiku
Former Governor of Kano State, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso on Saturday boycotted the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
While the national convention was going on at the Eagles Square in Abuja, he was in the house of former Vice President Atiku discussing other matters.
Kwankwaso arrived Atiku’s residence at about 8pm and went into a closed door meeting with the former Vice President.
Both men met for about 45 minutes but details of their meeting, were not disclosed.
However, a source with knowledge of the meeting said Kwankwaso’s visit was to pay Sallah homage to Atiku who was not in the country during the Eid El Fitr celebrations.
The source said that both leaders also used the occasion of the visit to discuss the state of the nation.
When contacted, Media aide to Atiku, Mazi Paul Ibe confirmed the visitation but declined to go into details of their meeting.
Kwankwaso, a member of the aggrieved new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) caucus of the APC was one of the notable faces of the group that did not attend the convention.
Kwankwaso is interested in the presidency though he is yet to formally declare.
He is fighting for his political life, having lost the APC structure in his state to incumbent governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.