Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso, Former Governor of Kano state obtained the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) membership form after announcing his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
kwankwaso launched his New political party, “NNPP” at 12-12 Polo ground Gwarinpa Abuja today, Wednesday March 30.
The former governor, who received his NNPP membership card from his ward chairman in Abuja, called on other well-meaning Nigerians to join his new party to attain the change Nigeria is yearning for.
Speaking while receiving the membership card of his new party, Kwankaso attributed his actions to the crisis rocking the main opposition party.
“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.”
Denouncing his membership from PDP yesterday, he said:
“Earlier today, I resigned and withdrew my membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and now, I just registered as a member of the NNPP.
“I have to say that I’m very delighted especially, going by what we are seeing from both parties. I’m sure you know I was one of the founding members of PDP in 1998 and by 1999, I was a governor and so on.
“By 2014, we noted that PDP was derailing and therefore we decided with my friends, brothers and sisters, people that share the same belief with me at that time that democratic change at that time was necessary.
“We succeeded in 2015 to bring change which we believe will bring the desired change for the better in the country. Unfortunately, many of us were disappointed. We had to get out and quit, even though lately.
“The only option we had at the particular time was to come back to PDP in spite of all the issues, you know what happened in 2019, while we did all we could to ensure there was another change, God knows better we still have leadership as it were.
“The good thing in 2019, our main target was to change government in Kano. We also tried all we could, but as pressmen, you were witnesses to what happened especially in Kano.
“We won the election; unfortunately the powers that be decided that government had to be imposed on Kano state.”