Kano: Ganduje’s Former Deputy Dumps PDP After Defecting From APC

Few Months after resigning as Deputy Governor of Kano state and defecting from the All Progressives Congress, Hafiz Abubakar has resigned his membership from the Peoples Democratic Party PDP.

In a letter dated Oct. 29 and addressed to the leadership of the party in Kano state, Abubakar said his decision to leave the PDP is based on personal reasons.




The letter read: “I wish to write and formally notify you of my decision to voluntarily withdraw my membership of the Peoples Democratic Party on personal ground. This decision is with effect from this 29th day of October, 2018”

Although Abubakar did not reveal the party he would be defecting to, there are insinuations noting that he would return to APC.

Recall that the former deputy governor who was a close political associate to Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the former governor of Kano state had previously defected from APC to PDP and resigned his political post citing irreconciable differences between him and the state governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

Abubakar also said he has made several attempts to reconcile the said differences but to no avail.

However his sudden resignation was viewed as connected to the planned commencement of an impeachment process against him by 31 members of the state house of assembly.

In a similar turn of event, five thousand members of the Kwankwasiya group have also defected to the All Progressives Congress APC in Kebbi State.

The group which is a part of the political structure of Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, noted that they took the decision because PDP was not favourable to them.

They also cited other reasons including landmark achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari and Kebbi state Governor Abubakar Bagudu.

“We have finally dumped PDP and joined APC because APC administration is the only government that can bring change and unity in the country,”

Led by the group’s former State Organising Secretary, Abdullahi Nayalwa, the defectors assured APC of their staunch support and revealed that more members are expected to defect to the party.



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