Ganduje made the statemetn while addressing APC supporters in Kano over the weekend.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Abdullahi Ganduje has taken a swipe at the 2023 presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso.
According to Ganduje, if Kwankwaso joins the APC, he (Ganduje) will become Kwankwaso's grandfather.
Addressing APC supporters in Kano, Ganduje said: “If you are an APC membership card holder, you are a subordinate and follower of the national leader.
“If you defect to APC today, you are our subordinate and follower. It is important for you to note this; a child of the household and a stranger are all under the care of the head of the house.
“One who has what to offer is the one who welcomes others. One that doesn’t have anything to offer is the one looking for where to enter. Lend me your ears, I want to tell you a story.
“36 states and Abuja wherever I go I am the King, I am the Sheikh, I am Modibbo, I am Alanguburo. So, same thing here at home.
“We are calling on the NNPP to pack those perishable fruits where they will be preserved in a fridge so that they will not ‘get spoiled’ or rotten.
“As I told you people, whoever you are and your status in the party even if you are ‘Jagora’ (leader) once you come to APC then your grandfather is here!”
Kwankwaso is called Jagora by Kwankwasiyya members in Kano and other parts of the country.
There are reports of President Bola Tinubu working to reconcile Ganduje and Kwankwaso as part of a build up to the 2027 presidential election.