‘Defection threat in Kano APC forced Ganduje to drop senatorial ambition’


Kano state governor, Dr.Abdullahi Ganduje was said have dumped his senatorial ambition ahead of the 2023 election. Ganduje who obtained the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial expression of interest and nomination forms may not contest the party’s primary election.

His decision, it was learnt, is a personal sacrifice to salvage the APC from likely looming political haemorrhage due to the spread of a new political platform, the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP).

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The APC, it was further learnt, is fast losing members, particularly those ag grieved by alleged neglect by Ganduje and Kano State chapter leadership, to the new party formed by a former governor of the state, Senator Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso.

Determined not to encourage further depletion of APC in Kano, the governor was compelled to shelve his ambition to pave way for a serving senator, Barau Jibrin representing the Kano North senatorial district.

Sen. Jibrin who is chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, was angered by the truncating of his governorship ambition by Gov. Ganduje. With the resolution reached at an Abuja parley by Kano APC stakeholders, it was believed that tension will be doused and stability will return to the party.

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