The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has expressed his dissatisfaction over a recent meeting between a former governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso and President-elect Bola Tinubu.
The governor made the lamentation in a leaked audio, verified by insiders as the voices of Mr Ganduje and that of a former ‘placeholder’ vice presidential candidate of APC, Ibrahim Masari.
It was gathered that the president-elect, during the meeting extended a hand of fellowship to Mr Kwankwaso and expressed his desire to work with him.
Although sources said the leaders will hold subsequent meetings to finalise the deal, it was gathered that Mr Kwankwaso was offered a ministerial slot by the incoming president.
But in the leaked audio clip, Mr Ganduje was heard lamenting to Mr Masari that the president-elect was unfair to him for inviting Mr Kwankwaso to a meeting in Paris.
In the audio, Mr Masari was heard pacifying Mr Ganduje and urging him not to be angry over the development.
He asked the governor to remain calm until he visits Mr Tinubu on Thursday.
“There is noise all over Kano [over the Paris meeting],” Mr Ganduje said at the beginning of the conversation.
But Mr Masari, who is a close ally of Mr Tinubu, said he had earlier hinted to him [Ganduje] of the possibility of the meeting.
“I told you about it but you asked me to dismiss it,” Mr Masari said.
“Even if it was true as you hinted, was there anything I could have done to prevent him? Nothing,” Mr Ganduje responded.
“You should have at least confronted him to confirm for yourself,” said Mr Masari.
“If he [Tinubu] now sees Kwankwaso as an alternative to us because we lost election, there is no problem about that,” Mr Ganduje said in emotion-laden voice.