A chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Jigawa, Ishaq Hadejia, has confirmed that the immediate past governor of Kano state, Rabi’u Kwankwaso is still a card carrying member of the party.
Mr Hadejia, an associate of the politician, made the remark in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Friday.
He said contrary to insinuations from some quarters that the former governor had defected to another party, was not only untrue and baseless but unfounded.
He wondered why the former governor who is currently a serving senator under the platform of APC and one of the founding members of the Party could leave the party he built and nurtured.
“Kwankwaso was one of the leading figures that moulded the party in its formative stage.
“I am surprised that some people had a mistaken impression that Kwankwoso will leave APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which is not true, it is just mere speculations and an assumptions.”
“How can Kwankwoso dump the party he built and nurtured, yes we were formerly in PDP we decided to leave the party because of injustice and joined APC, I don’t think he will leave APC.”
“Kwankwaso has a lot of supporters in Kano and around the country; they have differences with the incumbent governor of Kano state, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje but not with APC as a party,” he said.
On why he did not attend the recent national convention of the party in Abuja, Hadejia said, “if his supporters and those of Ganduje come together that can lead to fracas which could bring embarrassment to the party and can also lead to breach of peace.”
“Kwankwaso has laboured to make people accept APC; he was in the forefront among the 19 governors who broke away from PDP to form APC”
The APC Chieftain said that Mr Kwankwaso is a democrat who believes in fairness equity and rule of law.
Mr Hadejia said that Mr Kwankwaso is an ardent supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari‘s administration stressing that that he believes in Federal Government’s policies and programmes.
“I am therefore appealing to those that think Sen. Kwankwaso will dump APC to another party to discard that nation.” he added.