……Kano APC Mulls Possible Defection to PDP
Fresh drama ensued at the weekend as the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kano vowed to dump the ruling party, if the reconciliation move with the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) did not favor APC members in Kano.
Besides, APC stakeholders in Kano expressed readiness to follow direct of the acting National Chairman, Abdullahi Umar, in any event that may necessitate them to cross carpet from the ruling party.
Kano state Chairman Abdullahi Abbas gave the hint on Friday while addressing party loyalists in Kano. The meeting was organised by APC presidential campaign supporters groups to welcome the National Chairman back to Kano.
Abbas’s outburst came barely 24 hours after Ganduje openly extended invitation to Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, and members of the NNPP to join the ruling APC.
Ganduje had clearly disclosed that the intention to warmly receive Governor Yusuf and other opposition members in to the fold of APC was to ensure Kano return to one party system.
Although, Ganduje was under presidential directive to reconcile with the leadership of the NNPP following the verdict of the Supreme Court that affirmed the mandate of Governor Yusuf, the APC National Chairman urged the party loyalists not to panic with the coming of any stranger.
According to Abbas, APC members in Kano have resolved to remain loyal to the leadership of Ganduje and would be ready to leave APC, if the National Chairman decides to leave.
In his words, Abbas said, ” Mr. chairman these are core party loyalists. They have pledged their unalloyed loyalty to you for better or worse. If you decide to leave APC they will follow suit. They are with you 100%”.
Earlier, Ganduje who had extended APC’s hands of fellowship to the opposition party however called urged the NNPP to make up their minds before it is too late.
According to Ganduje, “We are calling on the NNPP, the rotten fruits to join APC if they want to save the fruits from spoilage. If you are talking about APC we are the leaders of APC. Not in local government, not in state, not zones but national as a whole.
“If you are an APC membership card holder, you are subordinate and follower of the national leader. Same thing with leaders in ward, state and zonal levels. If you defect to APC today, you are our subordinate and follower. It is important for you to note this; a child of the household and a stranger are all under the care of the head of the house.” Ganduje added.