A former Governor of Kano state and Senator representing Kano central Senatorial District, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, may dump the All progressives Congress (APC).
He is said to be waiting on the outcome of peace moves initiated last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, to resolve intra-party crisis in some states.
The reconciliation committee is headed by former Lagos state Governor and APC national leader, Bola Tinubu.
Recall that Kwankwaso last Thursday in Anambra declared his interest to contest the 2019 election.
In a meeting with leadership of the Kwankwaso Movement, and the Hausa community in the state, the lawmaker listed incessant killings and economic meltdown as what informed his decision.
A source in his camp gave some of the reasons that made Kwankwaso to conclude that now is the best time to leave the APC.
He alleged that the presidency had displayed partiality in the crisis rocking the kano APC chapter and that the politician no longer feels the party needs him.
”Let me give you two instances. The APC went to invite a former PDP Senator Basheer Lado; he joined last month. Lado, represented Kano central from 2011 to 2015, but Kwankwaso defeated him during the last election.
”What they have done now is offer him automatic ticket to rerun to the Sente iin 2019. We have eye and ears everywhere and already have details of the deal they agreed before Lado left PDP.
”What this development means is that even if Kwankwaso decides to go back to the National Assembly, the presidency, the APC and kano government won’t allow him because they now have a candidate.
”Another instance is the rally they forced Kwankwaso to shelve. When lado declared for APC, they shut down the Sani Abacha stadium in kano on January 27. The police and others didn’t ask him to postpone his rally.
”Lado was received by deputy national Chairmn, segun Oni. President Buhari sent a letter and said he would have attended but that the date coincides with AU event he travelled for. Governors, many office holders, top party members were there.
”Nut when a former Governor and sitting Senators wanted to meet his people in his home state, they said there will be violence. This is a man in the same party with the President of Nigeria and the incumbent Governor.
”The writing is clear enough. All his friends and followers have been telling him for a long time to leave APC. But as someone who believes iin exploring all options, he keeps telling us to calm down. He gets more uncomfortable by the day and I think he will make up his mind soon”.
Source: Daily Post