- Rabiu Kwankwaso, former Kano State Governor, has declared that he is not leaving his party, PDP for APC
- The northern politician stated this amid speculations that the recent visit by his successor, Abdullahi Ganduje was about his defection
- According toKwankwaso, the report making the rounds that he plans to return to the ruling party was fake news
Former Kano state governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has reacted to speculations that he may dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The lawmaker representing Kano central senatorial district described reports that he plans to dump PDP as fake news, saying he has not discussed the possibility of joining the ruling party.
According to him, his focus is to work with the PDP to win the 2023 general elections. He said:
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“I have never told anybody that I have decided to go to the APC or any other party for that matter,” he said. “I am in PDP and I have seen so many speculations over a long period, especially from my brothers and sisters in the APC that I am planning to move from the PDP to the APC."
Former Governor Kwankwaso reveals why PDP cannot zone presidency to south
Legit.ng previously reported that Kwankwaso said that it would not be right for the opposition party, PDP to zone its presidential ticket to the south.
He said the insistence that the presidential ticket for the PDP must come from the southern region is condemnable.
The former governor said the party leadership should rather insist on having the best candidate for the presidential election rather than zoning.
2023 presidency: Kwankwaso reveals why he's yet to take decision
In a related development, the Kano lawmaker revealed why he is yet to make up his mind to contest for the highly expected 2023 presidential election in Nigeria.
Kwankwaso in an interview with DW on Wednesday, January 5, said he is currently consulting stakeholders in various political quarters before taking a final decision.
He noted that in politics and in taking important life-changing decisions like this, it is always important to take things easy without a rush.