- Governor Ganduje OF Kano state says Sen. Rabi’u Kwankwaso's defection to the PDP would not affect the chances of the APC in 2019
- The governor said Kano state will give President Buhari more votes than the ones he got in 2015
- He added that the president stands the chance of getting 5 millions votes from the state
The Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje says the defection of Sen. Rabi’u Kwankwaso and other lawmakers to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) would not affect the chances of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.
This is contained in a statement signed by Abba Anwar, the chief press secretary to the governor and made available to newsmen on Friday, July 27, in Kano.
”Their defection will not constitute any problem to our great party, the APC, at all levels. People should keep their eyes (open) to what will happen during election.
“Our dear pPresident has been doing the needful in terms of developing the nation, coupled with his efforts in efficient service delivery.
“Good governance is at its peak and the war against corruption is successfully being waged.
“I want you to go and study the situation on ground in Kano, his (Kwankwaso ‘s) defection does not change the political mood in the state. Nobody cares to be disturbed by their action,” Ganduje said.
The governor said when his predecessor was in the APC his intention was to vie for presidency adding: “when it appeared to him, in black and white, that there is no vacancy in the Villa, he now decided to leave on his own”.
He said that Kwankwaso should be ready to battle it out at the polls next year.
Ganduje said when Kwankwaso secures a presidential ticket from the party he cross carpets to, then he should wait and see how we will slug it out with him.
He said that when the time comes, the senator would fully understand how popular and loveable President Muhammadu Buhari is.
“Kano will give more votes to our President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 , than what he got in 2015 election.
“From the 2015 election to date, those who could not vote because of age limit, are now grown up, meaning they will now be eligible to vote.
“Therefore, President Buhari stands the chance to get five million votes from Kano state by grace of Almighty Allah,” he said.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that supporters of the former governor of Kano state, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, took to the streets on Wednesday, July 25, to burn the symbol of their former party, the APC.
The supporters in their thousands, openly burnt brooms, the symbol of the ruling party 24 hours after their principal joined the PDP.
Kwankwaso's Kwankwasiyya group is reputed to be one of the largest political movements in the country.
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