A former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has said that he is still a member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, even as he confirmed talks between him and the New Nigeria People’s Party.
Kwankwaso made this known in an interview with BBC, adding that the recently launched political group; ‘The National Movement’ gave birth to the NNPP.
Daily Trust reports that in February 2022, Kwankwaso had at the National Conference Centre in Abuja for the launch of The National Movement (TNM), alongside some of the country’s leading politicians.
“As we speak, I am still in the PDP.
“We started the movement step by step. The first is to withdraw to the background, thinking some people within the party will want to hear our grievances, but the party didn’t do anything, we joined the group and still, nothing was done by the party, now we are at the level of a political party.
“Even as I speak with you, we are still between a group and a political party, and I have not left the PDP, but this group has linked up with the NNPP.”
He added that he is not running with the hare and hunting with the hounds in his relationship with the NNPP and PDP.
“The issue is not about Rabi’u Kwankwaso or Kwankwasiyya movement, it is about ‘The National Movement’ and we are many in it, and most of the people in the movement are big people, so I can’t take any decision alone.”
When asked about the reported dissolution of the NNPP leadership even before they joined, he said, “Actually the party is not ours, but they want us to be involved.
“That was why they want to bring their representatives and want us to do the same. And their tenure has lapsed and they have all stepped down, including the person that registered it more than 20 years ago.
“So, it is a fresh arrangement that they are making to involve all of us because in most states they don’t have anybody.”