- Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the former governor of Kano state has confirmed meeting his successor Governor Abdullahi Ganduje
- The two top northern politicians met each other at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Thursday, August 26
- Kwankwaso, speaking on meeting with Ganduje at the international airport, believes God brought both of them together
Pictures of former governor of Kano state, Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso greeting Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja had generated quite a buzz online.
The leader of the Kwankwasiyya movement recently narrated how he met his successor at Abuja airport.
Daily Trust citing BBC Hausa service revealed that Kwankwaso had spent an hour at the waiting room when he was informed that Ganduje who was going to board the same flight was on his way to the airport.
According to him, they both greeted themselves and each person went his way, adding that he believes God brought them together.
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He went on to explain that Islam does not allow them to ignore each other when they meet. Kwankwaso said apart from greeting one another, they did not have any other conversation.
The duo, who were close allies worked together for many years, but fell out shortly before Ganduje succeeded Kwankwaso in 2015.
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Recall that many years had passed since Ganduje last saw his predecessor, Kwankwaso. But fate made the rival politicians see eyeball to eyeball on Thursday, August 26.
The place of what some have termed the unplanned meeting was the VIP lounge of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
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Both the northern leaders had no other choice but to greet themselves before boarding a plane en route to Kano.
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Meanwhile, Ganduje has cleared the air after a photo of him stepping on the poster of Kwankwaso during a political rally in Kano state on Saturday, June 12, surfaced online.
Speaking through the state's commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba, the governor said he did not intentionally step on the poster.
In a statement issued by Garba, he said his boss would never engage in such an act of belittling any political leader, irrespective of whatever political issues he has with someone.