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PDP lawmaker in Kano says party divided, defects to APC



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The lawmaker representing Kano Municipal Council in the state’s House of Assembly, Salisu Ahmad-Gwangwazo, defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress on Friday.

The lawmaker announced his defection in a letter sent to the Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Hamisu Chidari in Kano.

The speaker’s spokesperson, Uba Abdullahi, said in a statement that Mr Ahmad-Gwangwazo cited fractionalisation in the leadership of the PDP at the state and national levels as reason for his defection.

He stated that in the lawmaker’s letter to the speaker entitled: “Notification of my defection from PDP to APC”, he submitted that the fractionalisation had made it impracticable for party activities to flourish.

Mr Abdullahi added that Speaker Chidari congratulated Mr Ahmad-Gwangwazo for joining the APC and assured him that the party would carry him and his supporters along in all matters.

The speaker further assured that the party runs an all-inclusive system, adding that all party members had stakes in the development of the state.

Following Mr Ahmad-Gwangwazo’s defection, the House now has 20 APC lawmakers and 11 for the PDP.