Hafiz Abubakar, the deputy governor of Kano State, has denied rumours making the rounds that he defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
On July 30, Mr Abubakar petitioned the police and State Security Service, SSS, over threat to his life and plans by the state government to stage rally against him.
Mr Abubakar, a loyalist of former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, has been at loggerheads with the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, for siding with Mr Kwankwaso in the political impasse in the state.
Speaking exclusively with DAILY NIGERIAN on Wednesday night, Mr Abubakar debunked the rumours making round on social media, saying he is still the deputy governor of Kano State.
“I have not resigned, I am still the deputy governor of Kano State. I am currently in Abuja attending an official function, that is the National Council of Education meeting,” he said.
He noted that he would take decision on his political future at an appropriate time, after consultations.
“I will take decision on my political future at an appropriate time after due consultation with my political leaders,” he added.
He therefore blamed “some agents” of the state government for spreading the rumour.
Mr Abubakar may likely vie for the PDP governorship ticket as he would be, upon defection, the most ranking member in the Kwankwasiyya movement after his godfather, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso.