Kano: New Twist as Poll Predicts Governor Yusuf, Kwankwaso Will Leave NNPP for APC

Kano: New Twist as Poll Predicts Governor Yusuf, Kwankwaso Will Leave NNPP for APC

  • A prominent broadcaster, Oseni Rufai, put up an online poll about Kano, one of the most politically conscious states in Nigeria
  • The final result suggests that Kwankwaso and his protégé, Abba Yusuf, would not mind leaving the NNPP for the APC
  • Already, Kano's political atmosphere is charged, owing to Rabiu Kwankwaso's political interests

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering politics and elections.

Kano, Kano state - An X (formerly Twitter) poll has predicted that Abba Kabir Yusuf, the governor of Kano state, will dump the New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP).

According to the poll conducted by a prominent broadcaster, Oseni Rufai, Governor Yusuf's mentor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, will also leave the NNPP for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Rabiu Kwankwaso and Abba Kabir Yusuf are the two main leaders of the NNPP in Nigeria. Photo credit: @Kyusufabba
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Legit.ng reports that the invitation extended to Yusuf and Kwankwaso by the national chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Ganduje, has continued to elicit different reactions in the state.

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While Ganduje's invitation to Kwankwaso and Yusuf to join the APC should ordinarily be seen as a move to end the raging cold war between the two erstwhile political allies, the development has reportedly kept agitating the minds of supporters of both gladiators in Kano.

Kwankwaso used to be Ganduje's boss, with the latter serving as Kano deputy governor under the 2023 presidential hopeful.

Following Rufai's poll, 57.5% of respondents said Messrs Yusuf and Kwankwaso will defect to the APC. 42.5% posited that both NNPP chieftains will remain in the party.

Legit.ng reports that Rufai's poll garnered 3,005 votes.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ibrahim Shekarau, a former governor of Kano state, said the call by Ganduje for the opposition leaders to join the APC "is not necessary".

Shekarau said the former governor should have called on the people of the state to stay peaceful.

Source: Legit.ng

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