Former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has dismissed speculations of him defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Kwankwaso made this call on Sunday, January 9, during an interview with Channels TV, noting that he had no plan to dump the PDP for the APC, stressing that he is still committed to ensuring his party’s victory in 2023.
He recalled how his supporters were unfairly treated during the party’s congress in Kaduna in 2021.
Kwankwaso claimed that the PDP has not treated him well.
According to Kwankwaso: “As we speak, there is no plan for me to leave the PDP, to join APC, or any other party.
“There were issues which are very clear to almost everybody; that we had congress in April last year in Kaduna, which I felt and many of my supporters in the North-west and even beyond felt that I was not being treated well and Kano was not being treated the way it should be.
“I believe that was the beginning of those issues to the extent that people thought; because of that, we would leave the PDP for APC or any other party.”
Meanwhile, a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Muhammad Sanusi ll, has urged Nigerians to get their Permanent Voters’ Cards, PVCs, ahead of 2023.
Sanusi made this call on Sunday, January 9; on the final day of the three-day annual conference of the World Maulid anniversary; in honour of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, in Lokoja, Kogi State.
According to him, eligible Nigerians should get their PVCs; and vote for competent candidates in all positions.
He also emphasized the need for employment; stressing that if youths were employed the country would improve.
“Most importantly, we are not a political party; but we cannot fold our arms and ignore politics.
“Every member of Attijaniyya from 18 years old and above, male or female, go and get your voter’s card.
“Allah commands you that you should place trust in the hands of those people who are trustworthy.
”Now, we are at a time where those who appoint leaders are the people; your vote is your power, you have a responsibility.”