Huge Loss For PDP as Kwankwaso’s Ally Abba Gida-Gida, Others Dump PDP, Defects to NNPP

Huge Loss For PDP as Kwankwaso’s Ally Abba Gida-Gida, Others Dump PDP, Defects to NNPP

  • The race to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari gets tougher by the day following defection by party faithful in the PDP and the APC
  • This is as Abba Gida-Gida, a close friend of a former Governor of Kano state, Musa Kwankwaso on Monday confirmed his membership in the New Nigeria Peoples Party
  • Earlier, the former Governor of Kano state, Musa Kwankwaso confirmed his membership of the PDP, while noting that even though he launched a political group; ‘The National Movement’ he has not left the PDP

Abba Kabir Yusuf, popularly known as Abba Gida-Gida, who contested the 2019 governorship election under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has defected to the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

He defected alongside Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, his running mate in the election, and many other members of the Kwankwasiyya Movement, Daily Trust reports.

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Defection, PDP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Abba Gida-Gida, Kwankwaso allies, the NNPP
Big blow for PDP in Kano state as Abba Gida-Gida, other Kwankwaso allies dump party, joins NNPP. Photo credit: Daily Trust
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The movement

This is believed to be part of the agenda towards the planned defection of the movement’s leader, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

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Kwankwaso is reportedly targeting Thursday, March 30 for his defection to the newly resuscitated party.

Announcing their defection at a gathering on Sunday, March 27, at Kwankwasiyya House at Diso ward in Kano, Abba Gida-Gida said they have discovered that the PDP was not different from the All Progressive Party (APC) which they left in 2018.

Abba Gida-Gida affirmed:

“It is time, we heed to the followers of the kwankwasiyya movement who have been calling on the leadership to leave these cheaters because they have seen it that we don’t have a place there. We sat and reviewed the call and have given in to their request. We have decided that this party (raising a pineapple) is the one that is going to save the masses out of the trap they are in.”

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Joining the new party

He added that the NNPP is the party that has the truthful programme that will rescue the people of Kano and Nigeria at large.

He assured the leadership of the party of their readiness to take its mandate into nooks and crannies of the state.

Top Kaduna senator dumps PDP, joins Kwankwaso in NNPP

Earlier, reported that a former lawmaker who represented Kaduna north senatorial district at the Eighth Senate, Suleiman Hunkuyi, decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Hunkuyi announced the new development in a letter to the chairman of his ward in the Kudan local government area of Kaduna state.

In the letter dated February 25, the former lawmaker said he has withdrawn his membership from the PDP.

Convention: Southwest APC governors endorse Kekemeke as vice-chairman

In another related event, the southwest APC recently unveiled the list of its preferred candidates for the vice chairmanship of the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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Hon. Duerimini Isaac Kekemeke was unveiled as their preferred candidate to deputize the chairman of the party which has been zoned to the north-central region of the country.

Kekemeke who hails from Ondo state also had the backing and endorsement of the state governor, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.


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