Once again, the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje, has called for synergy among politicians across the country, including his former director, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
In a statement issued on Sunday by his Senior Special Assistant on Public Enlightenment, Chief Oliver Okpala, Ganduje expressed his determination to end the politics of bitterness in the country.
It is for this reason that he said he has taken the initiative to reconcile with Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano State.
The politician then switched to the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) to contest the 2023 presidential election.
However, the animosity between Kwankwaso and Ganduje was so intense that the former was even prevented from entering Kano during Ganduje's tenure as governor.
However, there are reports suggesting that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is actively working towards reconciling the two political figures.
On Sunday, Ganduje emphasized his commitment to promoting a united and harmonious Nigeria that fulfills the aspirations of its citizens.
According to Okpala's statement, Ganduje wants to promote peace, unity and integrity within the realm of the country's politics.
It could be recalled that Ganduje a few days ago called on Kwankwaso and other leaders of NNPP in Kano, including Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, to join the APC.
However, the governor's spokesperson, Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa, who is also the Director-General of Media and Publicity, clarified that Yusuf had not received a formal invitation and had instead heard about the call through the media.
A call to work together, to see each other as brothers and sisters
However, in a statement on Sunday, Ganduje said: “This is the first time that the chairman of a ruling political party in the country has shown such maturity, adopted such an approach and called for a united front. It is a call to avoid bitterness and resentment, it is a call for politicians to work together as Nigerians and see each other as brothers and sisters.
“His comments show that it is important that the intent of his call is not misinterpreted. It should be seen for what it is: an invitation from a mature politician without guile, aimed at building the much-needed synergy Nigeria needs to tackle its multifaceted challenges.
“For Ganduje, this is a way to promote national unity and peaceful coexistence in the country and cleanse the political system, ridding it of the preachers of bitterness and hatred.
“It is a call from a government in power at the center that has never seen the people in the opposition as conquered, but as potential comrades to join a movement whose mission is to liberate the nation from stranglehold of the long-standing degradation in which the current The APC administration is going to deal with it.”