Mass Defection In Kano Assembly As 26 Lawmakers Dump PDP For APC
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, February 03, (THEWILL) - The defection wind blowing across the country hit Kano State on Monday as 26 members of the State House of Assembly announced their defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), leaving only five out of the 31 members of the Assembly in PDP.
Though the Speaker of the Assembly , Alhaji Gambo Sallau, as well as a three other members were absent during the declaration, a member of the Assembly, who represents Bagwai/Shanono constituency, Alhaji Lawan Safyanu Gogori, decided to stay in the PDP.
This came as six out of the nine members of the defunct All Nigeria's Peoples Party (ANPP), who were automatically APC members after the merger, remained in the party while the remaining three defected to PDP.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors at the occasion, Hon.
Rabiu Saleh Gwarzo, who represents Gwarzo constituency, said they decided to defect after consulting with their supporters and based on their conviction that the APC has the interest of Nigerians at heart.
They also cited the motivation given by the achievements of the state governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, as reason for their defection.
The defectors include the deputy speaker of the house, Alhaji Isyaku Ali Danja; former speaker, Yusuf Abdullahi Falgore, member representing Rogo constituency; Assembly majority leader, Engr.
Hamisu Ibrahim, representing Makoda constituency; deputy majority leader, Alhaji Yusuf Babangida Suleman, representing Gwale constituency as well as the Assembly chief whip , Alhaji Abdullahi Iliyasu Yunusa.