If claims by a nephew to Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso is anything to go by, the former Kano State governor may well be the next chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to defect to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
HIS nephew, Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso, has alleged that the former governor has ordered his supporters to dump the APC for the PDP ahead of the state’s forthcoming local council election.
Iliyasu Kwankwaso, a Commissioner for Special Duties in Kano State, made the allegation while responding to the rumours that there is currently pressure on the senator to defect to the PDP.
“Already, he has given the go-ahead to his supporters to join the PDP in Kano State so that they can contest in the forthcoming local government election in the state. But what I can assure him is that the APC will win all the 44 local governments because of the growing supporters’ base of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.”
Iliyasu Kwankwaso went further to say, “It was because of Kwankwaso that the chairman of the PDP was thrown out of office because they wanted to hand over the party structures to him ahead of his defection.
“They want to use red caps to cause confusion during President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit next month. We will not allow that because Kano people are for Buhari all the time. I think we should think positive. We are taking the negative side now. It is just like me asking you, ‘If your employers do this or that, would you leave your place of work?’
“We should think positive; it depends on how you put it. We are happy now in the APC, we are comfortable with our leaders in Abuja and they have not done anything wrong.”
The allegation is coming just as former Vice President Atiku Abubakar dumped the APC. Atiku, Kwankwaso and two others contested for the APC presidential ticket with Buhari before the 2015 general elections.
Buhari emerged the party’s candidate while Kwankwaso and Atiku came second and third respectively.
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