Former Governor of Kano State, Sen. Rabiu Kwamkwaso announced his exit from Nigeria’s main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
He made this announcement on Tuesday, March 29 after weeks of been linked with New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP).
Although he reportedly told former Senate President Bukola Saraki that he was still a member of PDP during a recent visit.
The former governor had become aggrieved after he lost control of the Kano chapter of PDP to forces said to be loyal to Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State some months ago.
Some Kwankwaso’s associates, including the governorship candidate of PDP in the 2019 general election had on Monday announced their defection to NNPP.
He attributed his exit from the party to “some serious and irreconcilable differences.
“May I begin by thanking my ward chairman, friends and well-wishers of my ward, state and indeed, the country and beyond, for the very respectful relationship we have had.
“It is with deep sense of responsibility that I write to notify you that, as a result of some serious and irreconcilable differences, I have reached the conclusion that my continued stay in PDP is untenable.
“Therefore, effective from today, Tuesday, March 29, 2022, I have withdrawn my membership from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),” the letter read.
He had yet to formally announce which political party he was planning to join after his exit from PDP.