Kwankwasiyya Youth Leaders visit ex-Kano PDP chair, insists there is no Kwankwasiyya without Bichi
By Jameelah Idris
Youth leaders of the Kwankwasiyya movement across the country on Wednesday, paid a solidarity visit to the former PDP chairman of Kano state, Engr Rabiu Suleiman Bichi, regretting that the movement has lost its compass following the defection of Bichi to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
The youth leaders led by Comr Sylvanus Okpe, the national spokesperson of Kwankwasiyya students and youths movement, maintained that the movement has derailed and declared their unflinching support for Engr Rabiu Suleiman Bichi.
Sylvanus during the visit, noted that Rabiu Bichi was the brain box of the movement and wondered how the movement would thrive without an articulate leader like Bichi.
The National President of the Kwankwasiyya Youths Network, Comr Felix Terese who was part of the delegation, also wondered how the movement would succeed without Bichi who he described as the engine house of the movement. He further assured that he will mobilise the Kwankwasiyya Youth Network nationwide to join Rabiu Suleiman Bichi in his new political party.
The speeches by the members of the delegation were often interrupted by the chants of “no Bichi, no Kwankwasiyya”.
The delegation included members of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, student union leaders from the University of Abuja, University of Maidugiri, Kogi state University and other professionals such as lawyers, political scientists and medical doctors.
In his reaction, Engr Rabiu Suleiman Bichi thanked the youths for reposing confidence in him. He also regretted that the movement which he laboured so hard with others to esterblish is gradually losing focus and expressed optimism that he will bring his vibrant ideas to bear in ensuring that the APC administration meets the yearnings and aspirations of the Nigerian people, particularly the youths.
He also promised that he would sustain the ideals upon which the movement was esterblished.