A member of the Kano State House of Assembly, Babangida Yakudima, has dismissed media reports that he dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
An online media report earlier on Wednesday said Mr Yakudima, who represents Dala Constituency, had defected the PDP.
But in an interview with DAILY NIGERIAN, Mr Yakudima said he is in the APC and has never contemplated leaving the party.
“I am still a loyal member of the APC, and at no time did I contemplated leaving the party.
“The story of my defection is entirely false,” he said.
On Tuesday, the Majority Leader, Kano State House of Assembly, Muhammad Butu-butu, debunked the rumour circulating on the social media that some APC members of the assembly have defected to the People’s Democratic Party.
Mr Butu-butu said the rumour was baseless, unfounded and the figment imagination of some mischievous people who wanted to cause confusion in the state.
“Our attention has been drawn to a fake news being circulated on the social media that our APC members have defected to the PDP.
“The story is not true but a calculated attempt by some unpatriotic elements to cause confusion in the state,” he said.
The majority leader noted that even though six members of the House were still loyal to former governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso but they are still members of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He, therefore, advised people of the state to ignore the social media stories being concocted by unpatriotic elements with the aim of disrupting the peace in the state.