From NNPP to APC? Akande, Kwanwaso's Photo Stirs Defection Rumours, Ganduje's Future Uncertain

From NNPP to APC? Akande, Kwanwaso's Photo Stirs Defection Rumours, Ganduje's Future Uncertain

  • The rumoured alliance between Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso and the APC is beginning to take shape
  • Senator Kwankwaso was recently pictured shaking hands with the grand stalwart of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande
  • This meeting has further sparked speculation that the rumour might be true as he is tipped to play a crucial role in the alliance process journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro.

FCT, Abuja - Hours after a faction of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) confirmed that the expulsion of its presidential candidate, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, remains valid, there is fresh speculation he might decamp to All Progressives Congress (APC).

Recall that the faction urged the media to respect the NNPP constitution by recognising only bonafide officers per the party’s constitution.

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Kwankwaso with Bisi Akande
Kwankwaso was seen with Bisi Akande, fuelling defection rumours. Photo Credit: Concerned Nigerian
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They asserted that figures such as Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso and the complete roster of the former National Working Committee (NWC) had already been ousted from the NNPP.

Stirring further confirmation of Kwankwaso’s rumoured alliance with the ruling party, the Supreme Court verdict that was declared in favour of the NNPP hinted at a possible agreement between Kwankwaso and the APC.

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However, Senator Kwankwaso denied this assertion and even boasted that he was a political strategist no one could outsmart.

A recent photo of Kwankwaso and APC grand stalwart Bisi Akande shaking hands has sparked fresh speculations of a possible crossover or cross-alliance between the APC and the NNPP.

With this development, the fate of Abdullahi Ganduje, the national chairman of APC and a formidable force in the party, stands under scrutiny.

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Kwankwaso recounts plot to arrest him

In another report, Senator Kwankwaso boasted that he was a political mastermind and nobody could beat him to the game of politics.

He stated that there were plots to frame him for some of the orchestrated violence for him to be arrested.

The New Nigeria People’s Party chieftain said there was no deal with the All Progressives Congress to get a favourable judgement at the apex court.


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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: