The Kano State governor, Rabi’u Kwankwaso

The Kano State Governor, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has formally declared for the All Peoples Congress (APC). 

Reports said that the governor and his deputy, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, unveiled the APC flag after meeting with political stakeholders and loyalists of the governor within the state PDP, representing 44 local government areas of the state.

The governor afterwards said: “It is imperative to leave the old order and embrace the new order found in the APC to bring about democratic change in Nigeria.’’

The governor then went ahead to hoist the APC flag at the Governor’s Office, and the Kano State Government House.

Governor Kwankwaso alongside his counterpart from Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi had earlier in the week confirmed their defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) by attending the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja.

Few weeks ago the governors declared their intentions to defect to the APC after several months of running a controversial faction of the PDP which they called the New PDP led by Abubakar Kawu Baraje.