Omotayo Williams, an activist, has described Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso as ‘the most overrated politician in Nigeria.’
Williams was reacting to some media reports suggesting that Kwankwaso is leading his party for merger talks with the Peoples Democratic Party and the Labour Party in case a re-run presidential election is needed.
Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano state, contested the election under the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), a party he founded.
The former minister of defence came fourth in the election and failed to challenge Bola Tinubu’s victory as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Kwankwaso instead paid a visit to Tinubu and was said to have been lobbying to be a minister under the All Progressives Congress-led government, despite being an NNPP chieftain.
Omotayo stated that Kwankwaso’s so-called popularity is restricted to one state in Nigeria.
”He said he was too big to be vice president under the Labour Party. He won only one state out of 19 northern states and 36 states and FCT in the country.
”Too big to be vice president, but ended up lobbying for a ministerial slot, but was still dumped. I present to you the most overrated politician in Nigeria.”
The Kano-born politician is also the founder and leader of the Kwankwasiya political movement.
He is known for investing heavily in the educational sector in his home state and beyond.
News.ng recently reported that Kwankwaso commended NNPP federal lawmakers for emulating his style of investing in education.