Former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano has announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as he obtained the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) membership form.
Mr Kwankwaso, former defence minister, at a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday, said he had also obtained the membership card of the NNPP.
He expressed hope that other people who believe in the masses would join him to Mr Kwankwaso, a founding member of the PDP in 1998, said he joined his “friends, brothers and sisters” in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2014 to foster a democratic change when it became necessary.
“By 2014, we noted that PDP was derailing, and therefore we decided with my friends, brothers and sisters, people that shared the same belief with me at that time, that democratic change at that time was necessary,” explained the ex-Kano governor.”
Mr Kwankwaso expressed his disappointment when the desired change for a better Nigeria under APC was unrealisable, hence his return to the PDP.
“Earlier today, I resigned and withdrew my membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and now, I just registered as a member of the NNPP,” he added. “I have to say that I’m very delighted especially, going by what we are seeing from both parties. I’m sure you know I was one of the founding members of PDP in 1998, and by 1999, I was a governor and so on.”
He also mentioned that despite the acclaim that followed President Muhammadu Buhari’s election in 2015, which he was part of, “many of us were disappointed. We had to get out and quit, even though lately.”