Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano State, has revealed why he dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
Kwankwaso received his NNPP membership card from his ward chairman in Abuja on Tuesday and urged others to join him in the party.
On receiving the card, Kwankwaso stated that he decided to leave the PDP because of the crisis rocking the main opposition party which treated him as unimportant.
He said, “We had a situation in April last year where zonal positions were being shared among the States and all leaders in the six other States were given the opportunity to nominate. But in Kano, some people felt I wasn’t that important, so they had to do what they did.
“That is what triggered the issue (defection) and I spent almost a year now waiting for the PDP to talk to me, even the new leadership, to come and talk to me; they didn’t want to talk to me.”