Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje says the defection of Sen. Rabi’u Kwankwaso and other lawmakers to the Peoples 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 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 President 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 the 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 carpetted to, then he should wait and see how we will slug it out with him.