Former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso also said that the APC crisis was caused by a miscalculation by the leadership of the party.
Former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been divided by the recent National Assembly leadership crisis which rocked the party.
Kwankwaso also said that the crisis was caused by a miscalculation by the leadership of the party.
The former Governor, who is now a Senator representing the Kano Central Senatorial District, made the comments on Monday, June 15, 2015, during an interview with journalists in Abuja.
“On the issue of what went wrong with our party with regard to the crisis during the election of the National Assembly leadership, I think so many things went wrong prominent of which has to do with time. The election was something that has relationship with time and we know very well that we had so many weeks to prepare ourselves for the elections in the legislative chambers. I wished time was really taken to ensure that we had a successful election,” he said.
“Although this is not the time to begin to trade blames, many of us had drawn the attention of our leaders to do the right thing at the right time. Sometimes, you might decide to do the right thing at the wrong time that will certainly back- fire,” he added.
“I think the party is unfortunately divided but it is not too late to correct things. The party should take steps to correct things and to ensure that the crisis is quickly put behind it,” Kwankwaso said.
He also said that he had urged Senate President, Bukola Saraki not to pursue the ambition that threw the party in crisis but his advice fell on deaf ears.
The APC held a mock poll for the National Assembly leadership which excluded Saraki from contesting but the latter went ahead with his plans and emerged victorious after garnering votes from members of opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).