Former Governor of Kano state, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso has, Tuesday, reportedly defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, party to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
According to reports not yet authenticated, Senator Kwankwaso defected with 10 Kano state lawmakers.
Kwankwaso’s defection to PDP may not be unconnected with his ordeals in the party since last year. Recall that the in March last year, the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Kano State chapter had initiated moves to suspend him over what it termed anti-party activities.
Kwankwaso The then chairman, Kano chapter of the party, Alhaji Haruna Umar Doguwa, had told newsmen in Kano that the senator had, during a visit to the state, allegedly exhibited actions capable of compromising the party’s unity.
According to Doguwa: “The case of party indiscipline by Kwankwaso would be thoroughly investigated and dealt with in accordance with the constitution of our party.”
Kwankwaso was alleged to have stormed Abdullahi Ganduje’s village on a condolence visit with supporters chanting perceived derogatory songs against the bereaved state governor, Alhaji Abdulahi Ganduje.
Doguwa, however claimed that “what specifically made the visit a misdemeanour to our party spirit of discipline and brotherhood was the fact that the visit was purely political as against the mission of condolence.
The act of thuggery and brazen show of daggers, swords and other dangerous weapons by sponsored/hired hoodlums was totally unwholesome and condemnable.”