The former Secretary to Kano State Government and former Chairman of the State PDP, has said that his burning desire to serve his fatherland better is why I carpet-crossed to APC..
Contrary to speculations in some quarters reading self-serving and other ulterior motives to the recent decision by Rabiu Sulaiman Bichi to dump PDP and Kwankwasiyya Movement for APC, the former Secretary to Kano State Government and former Chairman of the State PDP, has said that his burning desire to serve his fatherland better and the patriotic call on progressive Nigerians by President Buhari and Governor Ganduje to join forces in moving the country forward were the factors that really motivated him to rejoin the party.
The former Grand Commander of the Kwankwasiyya Movement in Nigeria told The Triumph that some of them have discovered that Ganduje has genuine interest in moving the state forward, adding that the Governor extended hands of friendship in many ways to them and, before they accepted the offer, they had to study the situation.
He said the result of their findings showed that the Governor is very serious in serving the people, noting: “It is on the basis of this we decided to part ways with Kwankwasiyya Movement and PDP, despite being the former chairman of the party.”
The former strongman of Kwanksiyya Movement who disclosed this during a roundtable interview with The Triumph, stated that every dispassionate political observer in Nigeria should see the socio-political and economic policies of Buhari administration at the centre and Ganduje’s in Kano as capable of bringing about far-reaching developments to our country; this, he said, all progressive elements in the country should join forces to actualise.
According to him, as a Nigerian politics is gradually taking shape and the country’s democracy attaining appreciable level of maturity; people with common political inclination rooted in the progress of the country must now work together and “this is why I am here in APC again.”
Bichi further said that looking at the political development in the country in the last 20 years, Nigerians have cause to celebrate because within this period, the nation has witnessed uninterrupted power transfer among civilian administrations without military coup, adding that Nigerians now see clearly between those who are actually interested in realistic transformation of the people and those whose interest is mere politics.
The far-reaching programmes of agricultural transformation, educational development, infrastructural provisions and youth and women empowerment being aggressively pursued by the federal and state governments are enticing enough for any people-oriented politicians to fall in line, adding that as a grassroots politician whose primary objective is people’s transformation, he could no longer remain in the camp of opposition.
Bichi, who sounded eloquent during the roundtable, said there is little difference between the two dominant parties, the APC and PDP, opining that the ideological problem between the parties would be solved with the present political realignment of forces going on among the political elite in the country.
He also called on the people of Kano State to support Ganduje administration especially on its recent policy of free and compulsory basic education which is aimed at integrating Islamic and western education systems.
The former Secretary to the State Government is optimistic that the country would not disintegrate despite the challenges of self-determination struggles by some Nigerians.
According to him, notwithstanding the multiple agitations for restructuring, separation and disintegration of the country, the nation will become great because the present government is addressing the fundamental problems of poverty and injustice which are largely responsible for these agitations.