2023 Election: Kwankwaso Finally Dumps PDP

Former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has cleared air on reports making the rounds that he is planning to leave the Peoples Democratic Party for the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Reacting to the speculation, Kwankwaso said he has no plans to join the ruling party, describing the rumours as spurious.

He averred that there was no political undertone to his meeting with Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kwankwaso explained that the recent visit of his successor, Ganduje, to his residence was not about a planned defection but a mere condolence visit.

“As we speak, there is no any plan for me to leave the PDP to join APC or any other party,” the former governor said.

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The ex-governor said though his long-standing acrimony with Ganduje made him stay out of Kano for three years and six months the visit by the incumbent governor to his residence was a welcome development.

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He also said he has no regret supporting Ganduje to be his successor in 2015.

Recall that Ganduje in December 2021 paid a condolence visit to his predecessor, Kwankwaso, at his Bompai residence, Miller road, over the death of his brother, Inuwa Kwankwaso.

The visit ignited defection speculation but Kwankwaso on Sunday described the reports as “fake news”.

Kwankwaso, a foundation member of the PDP in 1998, moved to the APC in October 2014 and contested the 2015 APC presidential primaries. He, however, lost to Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

In July 2018, he returned to the PDP and contested the 2019 PDP presidential primaries but lost to ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.