- A PDP presidential aspirant, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has lambasted APC-led government
- He said that APC's change has brought hunger, unemployment to Nigerians
- The former governor of Kano said that he left the party for PDP when he realised that the much anticipated change by APC brought untold hardship to Nigerians
Former Kano state governor and presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has disclosed that the change he and others who followed and supported President Muhammed Buhari envisaged in 2015 was the greatest mistake made.
New Telegraph reports that he said on Wednesday, September 12, while addressing the Niger state PDP faithful and supporters at the party state secretariat in Minna that the much talked about change only brought hunger, killings and unemployment.
NAIJ.com gathered that he said he defected to PDP when he realised that the much anticipated change by APC brought untold hardship to Nigerians.
He said: “The 2015 change was a very big mistake; we sought for a change in 2015 and along the line, I realised the change only brought about more killings, hunger, underdevelopment, poverty and unemployment.
“I will not support or remain in that type of change, that is why I am back to the PDP to change the change that has brought untold hardship on Nigerians.”
Speaking on clamour for consensus by the party national executives, Kwankwaso said that he would not ascend to it but that whoever emerges after the primaries would get maximum support.
He further urged Nigerians to embrace and open their doors wide for the ‘Kwankwasiya's group, adding that “we are known for integrity and productivity.”
Earlier, the former Governor of Kano state was in a closed door meeting with former Nigeria Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.
The presidential aspirant who was heralded by a mammoth crowd adorned with the popular ‘Kwankwansiya’- red cap in Minna, the Niger state capital.
Kwankwaso who arrived Minna at about 1:10pm and followed by okada and Keke riders, left 3pm.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that supporters of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s political group, Kwankwansiyya Movement in Nasarawa state, on Wednesday, August 8, joined their leader by dumping the APC for the PDP.
The supporters of Kwankwaso stormed the state secretariat of the PDP and declared their defection from the APC with symbolic burning of brooms.
The Kwankwassiya group in the state was led by Architect Aminu Dabo, who represented Senator Kwankwaso. Dabo said the return of Kwankwaso to the PDP was caused by political injustice and humiliation by fellow citizens.
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