- Some lawmakers in Kano state House of Assembly are reportedly planning to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
- The All Progressives Congress (APC) include lawmakers representing Gwale, Madobi, Gezawa, Gwarzo and Rogo constituencies
- A source however claimed no concrete decision has been made yet
Barely 24 hours after former Kano state governor Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alongside 35 others in the National Assembly, six lawmakers in the Kano state House of Assembly are reportedly planning to defect to the PDP.
Guardian reports that a source said that those who are likely to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) include the lawmakers representing Gwale, Madobi, Gezawa, Gwarzo and Rogo constituencies.
However, it was reported that a final decision is yet to be made.
Meanwhile, the Majority Leader, Kano state House of Assembly, Alhaji Muhammad Bello Butu-Butu has debunked the rumour circulating on the social media that some APC members of the assembly have defected to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
He made the clarification while briefing newsmen in Kano on Tuesday, July 24.
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 circulared 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.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that governors in Nigeria elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will meet in Abuja, the capital of the country, to brainstorm on the best strategy to counter the mass defections that have hit the party.
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This revelation is contained in a report by news outlet which quoted a source as saying: “More than 20 governors would attend and they have a strong agenda which is to ensure that there would be no ripple effects in the states where we all know the bulk of the problem lies."
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