Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso, the nephew of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano State and a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has reportedly told his supporters to dump the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Should Kwankwaso defect to the PDP, he will be the second heavy weight member of the ruling party to dump the APC, following the formal resignation of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar from APC.
According to Kwankwaso’s nephew, who is also a commissioner of Special Duties in Kano State, it was him (the former governor) who is ready to decamp to the PDP for the actualization of his presidential ambition since it appears it is not achievable in the APC.
Kwankwaso came second in the APC Primary election that produced General Muhammadu Buhari as the candidate of the APC in the 2015 presidential election.
“Already, he has given the go-ahead to his supporters to join the PDP in Kano State so that they can contest in the forthcoming local government election in the state. But what I can assure him is that the APC will win all the 44 local governments because of the growing supporters’ base of Governor Ganduje.
“It was because of Kwankwaso that the chairman of the PDP was thrown out of office because they wanted to hand over the party structures to him ahead of his defection.”
“They want to use red caps to cause confusion during President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit next month. We will not allow that because Kano people are for Buhari all the time,” he noted.