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The former deputy governor of Kano State, Hafiz Abubakar, has dumped the People’s Democratic Party two months after joining the party.
Abubakar, who joined the PDP in August in solidarity with Rabiu Kwankwaso, two days after his (Abubakar) resignation as deputy governor, dumped the party to join People’s Redemption Party.
He accused the PDP of injustice against his supporters noting that the party failed to grant his ‘only request’ of one slot in the Kano State House of Assembly to be given to one of his loyalists.
The former deputy governor said, “nobody consulted him on the PDP national headquarters’ directive, but one of the leaders nominated one of his managers to fill the deputy governor’s candidature”.
“They thought I am irrelevant. At this juncture, I decided to move out so that whoever thinks I am irrelevant will find out the truth or otherwise of his assumption. This is my main reason for leaving the PDP,” he said.
Abubakar also said the national leadership of PDP had rejected a move by a former governor, Kwankwaso, who recently joined the party, to nominate a candidate for the deputy governorship slot from his camp, but rather gave the state leadership of the party the privilege to choose “who would fly the ticket with Mr Kwankwaso’s (governorship) nominee”.
Meanwhile, Abubakar also told his supporters he would be contesting for the state’s governorship seat in his new party, PRP.
“I have since expressed my interest to contest for the governorship in PRP after obtaining the membership card of the party.
“One interesting thing about new PRP is the party has developed certain preconditions to new entrants who want to contest under the party. I read it and I am optimistic of clinching the party ticket, having met all the criteria.”