Governor Abba Yusuf Responds To Ganduje’s Proposal to Dump NNPP For APC

Governor Abba Yusuf Responds To Ganduje's Proposal to Dump NNPP For APC

On Friday, January 26, Kano State Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf declared he had no intention of leaving the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), on whose platform he won the governorship election. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

The governor of Kano, according to Daily Trust, was accepting an invitation to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the party’s national chairman.

Recall that Ganduje on Thursday, January 25, wooed Yusuf and his godfather Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso as well as Ibrahim Shekarau of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), asking them to join APC, according to him, in the interest of Nigerians and the country.

However In his reaction, Governor Yusuf, rejected Ganduje’s invitation, telling the APC national chairman he would not exit from NNPP.

The governor spoke in a statement by his media director, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa.

“Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf does not have plans to leave his party and will not leave the party. Changing a political party is like changing a house. You just cannot wake up, pack your bags, and say I have left my party. There are things to be done before you decide to change your house.” the statement partly reads.

Earlier, the former Kano governor Ganduje said he is willing to work with the 2023 presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNP), Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

Ganduje made this known while speaking during an interview with BBC Hausa on Friday.

The former governor of Kano State revealed that invitations have been sent to both Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf and the NNPP’s national leader, Kwankwaso, Daily Trust reports.

He expressed confidence in his alliance with Kwankwaso despite their long-standing political rivalry.

He said: “Certainly, we share roots and lineage. A division occurred, and now (there is) a potential for reunification through divine intervention. what could be better?”

Ganduje said that so far no official letters had been sent to Kwankwaso, stressing that he wanted the NNPP chieftain and his camp to show interest in joining APC before the letters.

“We are calling them genuinely from our heart,” he added. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

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