Former Governor 0f Kanoa, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has opened up on why he shunned the convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.

Bounce News had reported that while members of the  his party converged on Eagle Square, venue of the convention, the senator representing Kano central headed to the Asokoro residence of former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar.

Kwankwaso during the visit held a  closed- door meeting with Atiku.

In a statement on Sunday, Kwankwaso said he decided not to attend the convention because the leadership of the party failed to recognise his own faction of APC in Kano.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje is in control of the APC structure in the state.

“I wish to inform the leadership of the party and the general public that we had wanted to be part of the national convention but regrettably all the congresses that we conducted at the wards, local government councils and at the State level were not recognized by the outgoing national executive council of the party,” the statement read.

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“Therefore, I felt that presenting ourselves at such an important event will not be in the overall interest of the entire convention that is assuming we are allowed access into the convention ground.

“Because there are high chances that our presence could create embarrassment and a lot of friction similar or even worse than what occurred in the pavilions of delegations from Imo and Delta states during yesterday’s convention. However, as the new EXCO settles to start the efforts of uniting the party we wish you the very best.”