Ahead of local government elections in Kano scheduled for Saturday, over 2,000 Peoples Democratic Party, Kwankwasiyya members have defected to All Progressive Congress in Ungogo local government area of the state.
The defectors led by PDP Caucus Chairman, Ungogo local government, Magaji Gidan Jeji Rummawa on Wednesday said the decision to dump PDP was borne out of bad leadership and failed promises the members are facing.
Rummawa said the party has derailed from the initial ideology of the Kwankwasiyya movement and several efforts to correct the situation have failed.
‘’ We have endured a lot with what we have been going through but we just realized that it is a waste of time if we continue to stay in the party. Also, we believe and have confidence in the leadership of Engr. Abdullahi Garba Ramat in Ungogo local government, ‘’said Magaji Rummawa.
Solacebase reports that the defectors include former Youth leader of PDP in Ungogo local government , Ibrahim Sule Rangaza.
Receiving the PDP defectors, APC Chairmanship Candidate in Ungogo local government area, Engr. Abdullahi Garba Ramat said the new entrants to the party would be treated fairly.
He assured that all party members would be treated equally for everyone to have a sense of belonging.
Speaking to Solacebase on the development, Kano PDP Chairman, Alhaji Shehu Sagagi, denied knowledge of the situation.
”Honestly, I am not aware any of our members defecting to APC in the area, because I have not been informed of such development,” said Sagagi.