Shekarau said this during an interactive session with reporters in his house after rounding off campaign.
He said he would have defeated Kwankwaso if he had contested against him, The Nation reports.
He also described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate for Kano Central, Sani Aliyu Madakin Gini, as Kwankwaso’s political stooge who cannot make any impact in the election.
Shekarau, lamenting about the spate of political violence in the state, accused Kwankwaso of being behind the ugly development
Speaking on issue with President Muhammadu Buhari, Shekarau dismissed allegations insisting he has a cordial and perfect relationship with the president
Shekarau said: “To the best of my knowledge, Kwankwaso was an absentee Senator. For three and half years, I say this with heavy heart, I would loved not to say it but the facts are there, he had not set his foot on Kano soil.
“There is no record anywhere that within the three and half years, so far as a Senator, he had ever come to consult members of his constituency, in whatever form.
“So, I think there is nothing on ground to even compete with honestly. I think we are not bothered. It is left to the electorate to find out whether the former Senator has done anything.
“The current senatorial candidate in PDP is his disciple. And I wonder what is there to sell to the people.
“So, as for Kwankwaso I would have wished he contested again as a Senator.”
On his relationship with Buhari, he said: “The issue of whether there is any disquiet between me and Buhari, I am not aware of any.
“You see, people have their reasons of creating insinuations. I don’t think anybody has heard from Buhari himself that I have problems with him, if you do, please quote him that he said he has problems with Shekarau.
“To the best of my knowledge, I have never said to anyone that I have problems with President Muhammadu Buhari. If I did, quote me that I have problem with President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Well, we should allow people to have their perception, their own understanding. We have been the best of people. When we were in ANPP, we interacted together and he left and formed CPC. When we were doing the merger, I was the sole actor in the merger exercise.
“I will always say boldly and proudly that anybody who writes the history of the formation of APC without my name, that history is incomplete because three of us led the Committee of 89 gentlemen and ladies for seven months to midwife the birth of APC.
“So, as far as my relationship with Buhari is concerned, it has been cordial, perfect. We formed the APC. When I had cause to leave APC, I didn’t say it was Buhari’s fault or whoever fault.
“It was on different grounds, and now that I am a senatorial candidate in APC, Buhari is a senior member of APC.
“I am a member of APC, and we are going to work together as a President by the grace of God and as a Senator.“
Boko Haram ta hallaka mutum 11 a Maiduguri
‘Yan sanda a birnin Maiduguri a jihar Borno a Najeriya sun tabbatar da cewa kungiyar Boko Haram ta hallaka mutane 11 da kuma raunata wasu 15.
Wani shugaban kungiyar mayakan sa-kai ya bayyana cewa an kai harin ne da nufin dakatar da mutane zuwa rumfunan zabe.
Harin ya faru ne da safiyar Asabar a kudancin birnin, inda mayakan suka bude wuta, wasu ‘yan kunar bakin-wake kuma suka tarwatsa kansu da bama-bamai.
A yau ne aka shirya gudanar da zaben shugaban kasa da na ‘yan majalisar dokokin kasar, sai dai an dage zaben zuwa mako mai zuwa sa’o’i kadan kafin a fara kada kuri’a.
Aikace-aikacen ‘yan ta’adda ya tilasta wa mutane da dama barin muhallansu a Borno, al’amarin da ya jawo hukumar zabe ta kirkiri rumfunan zabe a sansanonin ‘yan gudn hijira.
Ko a ranar Laraba da ta gabata ‘yan Boko Haram sun far wa ayarin motocin gwamnan Borno, inda suka kashe mutum uku.
What Dino Melaye said about INEC’s postponement of elections
Recall that early Saturday, INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu said the presidential election was shifted to February 23, while the governorship was rescheduled for March 9.
He blamed the shift in date on problems of logistics.
Reacting, at a press briefing in his native Aiyetoro-Gbede, the Senator described the postponement as part of the grand plan by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
He said: “The postponement is just a confirmation of already designed rigging of the APC.
“We shouted that they were planning to rig the elections; we shouted that the Attorney-General of the Federation (Abubakar Malami, SAN) wrote INEC; we shouted that the National Security Adviser (Babagana Monguno) wrote the President.”
He went further to allege that President Muhammadu Buhari had planned to announce the postponement of the polls himself in a nationwide broadcast on Thursday but was dissuaded from doing so because he lacked the necessary powers.
However, Melaye added that “the postponement of the polls is the postponement of the evil day. Nigerians have decided they are leaving the land of ‘Egypt’ for the ‘promised land.’”
Boko Haram: 6 killed in Maiduguri
DAILY POST reports that earlier and in the eve of Friday, a suicide bomber killed himself and one other person.
Residents of Polo area told DAILY POST that with six corpses were recovered after the attacks.
It could be recalled that there have been rumour of possible Boko Haram incursion during the presidential and National Assembly elections in the northeast Nigeria.
Security agencies are yet to react to the development.
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