Senator Rabiu Kwakwanso

Rabiu Kwakwanso, former Kano state governor has again resigned his membership from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In 2013, the former governor left the opposition party and joined the All Progressive Congress (APC) but returned in 2018 and ran unsuccessfully for the 2019 presidential ticket of the party but was knocked out by Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president.

In a letter addressed to the PDP chairman of Kwankwaso Ward in Madobi Local Government Area of Kano State, Mr Kwankwaso said he was resigning from the party over “some serious and irreconcilable differences.”

Mr Kwankwaso had been having a running battle with the PDP over the leadership of the North-west zone of the party.

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The party had in April suspended the zonal congress in Kaduna after supporters of the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, clashed with those of Mr Kwankwaso at the event.

They destroyed ballot boxes before voting could start, forcing observers and other officials to flee the scene.

The main subject of the dispute was the position of zonal National Vice Chairman.

Also, Mr Kwankwaso is in dispute with a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali, who leads a rival faction of the PDP in Kano. Both men presented candidates for the position of zonal vice-chairman.

Mr Kwankwaso had announced his plan to join the New Nigerian People Party (NNPP) following which the Kano chapter of the party dissolved its executive committee and appointed Mr Kwankwaso’s ally as chairperson.

Mr Kwankwaso is leaving the PDP with some of his allies, including the PDP governorship candidate in Kano in 2019, Abba Kabir, who earlier announced his resignation from the PDP and has since joined the NNPP.

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