Former Kano deputy governor joins PDP

Acheme Jack, Kano


The immediate past Deputy Governor of Kano State, Professor Hafiz Abubakar has formerly joined Nigeria’s main opposition the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP.

Professor Abubakar finally declared his political status on Tuesday, after tendering his resignation on Sunday.

Ten of his Aides also resigned their appointments and defected to the PDP.

Professor Abubakar was elected on the platform of the governing, All Progressives Congress, APC, before tendering his resignation.

Injustice in APC
Speaking at the Aminu Kano Center for Democratic Research, Mumbayya House, the ex-deputy governor said he “left the APC because of injustice.”

Professor Abubakar said he was of high hope that the PDP would give him and his followers, softer grounds in politicking.

Irreconcilable differences
In a letter dated August 1, 2018 to the state governor, he cited irreconcilable differences in matters of governance as his major reason for leaving the government.

Germane issues
Professor Abubakar joined the PDP where his political god father, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso defected to from the governing All Progressives Congress recently.

The 10 members who defected said they had waited for three years for some germane issues to be resolved but remained unsolved up till date.

The Group led by Dr. Abdulahi Chula said they were following the direction in which their political leader, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso and Professor Abubakar were going.


Lateefah Ibrahim