This was in accordance with the prediction of Senator Kwankwaso during an interview on Monday, March 14
The former Kano state governor noted that when he defects to the NNPP, the PDP will stop being the second political force in Nigeria
Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano, has boasted that if he leaves the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), it will crumble.
Speaking during an interview with Channels TV, the influential, northern PDP chieftain doubted the competence of the party’s leadership and predicted that nothing will become of it immediately he joins the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
Although Kwankwaso noted that he is yet to defect to the NNPP, he said his political movement, National Movement, has joined it.
He expressed certainty that the NNPP will get stronger than the PDP and become the second force when he joins its camp.
On why he is planning to leave the opposition party, Kwankwaso lamented that some power brokers in the PDP are taking him for granted and turning his strength into weakness.
The former governor claimed that he was sidelined during the last congress in the Northwest where, according to him, the task of choosing the nominee for the vice-chairmanship role was given to someone else.
“Ideally, I should be one of the most important individuals in a party like PDP.
“For many obvious reasons and from what we see, it’s like many people are turning my strength into weakness and that cannot be acceptable.
“Look at the scenario in the North West during the congress, from the things that were taken to Kano, the vice-chairman of the zone was supposed to be given to me to nominate somebody. Just like it was done in Katsina, (Former Governor Ibrahim) Shema nominated what was allocated to him, in Kaduna (Former Governor Ahmed) Makarfi did that, in Jigawa (Former Governor) Sule Lamido did that, in Kebbi Kabiru Turaki did that, in Sokoto (Governor Aminu) Tambuwal did that.”