The Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Sunday, led the Hausa community in Lagos, in a visit to the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
Although the visit was for the group to plan for the forthcoming election, the Kano State Governor used the occasion to react to what he calls the seeming disrespect for elders by his colleague governor in one of the South West states.
“I have this belief that in this part of the country are people who are positively cultured. This part of Nigeria we have very respectful people, ranging from Awolowo, Shonekam, Obasanjo, MKO Abiola, Asiwaju and so on and so forth.
“But anytime I listen to this young man in Ekiti State, I feel terribly embarrassed as a governor and I feel bad for Yoruba people.
“This young man, I don’t know what went wrong, I used to know him, although I was not very close to him. Of course when I was a governor, he was not a governor, he was governor after I left Government House in 2003.
“These days if I look at him, I think many things are wrong with his words and even his mouth. You tell him that he should learn how to respect elders.
“Even those of us who are governors with him are his seniors and in this business of politics, like all other businesses, I think seniority should be respected,” he said.
Former Lagos State Governor and APC leader, Bola Tinubu, in his speech, lauded Governor Kwankwaso for his respect and commitment to change.
He encouraged citizens to vote for change. “You know what PVC means, ‘Please Vote Change’, go and collect your PVC,” he said.
He expressed confidence that the All Progressives Congress would emerge victorious in the forthcoming elections. (Channelstv)