I will consult PDP stakeholders before taking a decision to join APC – Kwankwaso
Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso of Kano State has said that he will consult stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state before he can join the All Progressives Congress.
Kwankwaso made the remark on Thursday in Kano when he received a delegation of APC national leaders, led by General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), who came to woo him to join the party.
He said: “I will sit down with all stakeholders because there is no decision a governor can sit down and take on his own without consulting the stakeholders of the party.
“Kwankwasiyya movement is a disciplined movement.
“We are working as group and team.”
Kwankwaso assured the delegation that he would consult all the stakeholders of the party in the state with a view to critically examine their demand.
He described Kwankwasiyya as a “powerful movement”, which had the capacity and strength to win election in 2015.
He said that the PDP had 31 out of 40 state assembly members, two senators and 14 members of the House of Representatives.
“Certainly, we will sit down, all of us, and look at all the challenges and the consequences if any and together we will take decision on what to do and communicate to you,” he said.
Earlier in his remark, Buhari said the delegation was in Kano to convince the governor to join the APC.
“We are here on a very top and ruthless recruitment drive because we feel very uncomfortable without Kano state coming along with us,” Buhari said.
He said the APC was concerned about the socio-economic development and the security of the citizenry.
The APC National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, said the delegation was in Kano to showcase the APC as a platform and soft ground for great minds like Kwankwaso.
Chieftains of the APC in the delegation were Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and and Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State.
Others were the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Masari; former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu; and former governors of Borno and Benue States, Senator Ali Modu Sherif and Senator Geoge Akume, among others.