Gov. Rabi’u Kwankwaso of Kano State has said that he will consult stakeholders of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the state before he can join the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Kwankwaso made the remark on Thursday in Kano when he received a delegation of APC national leaders led by Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), who came to woo him to join the party.
“I will sit down with all stakeholders because there is no decision a governor can sit down and take on his own without consulting the stakeholders of the party.
“Kwankwasiyya movement is a disciplined movement. We are working as group and team”, he said.
He assured the delegation that he would consult all the stakeholders of the party in the state with a view to critically examine their demand.
He described Kwankwasiyya as a ‘powerful movement’ which had the capacity and strength to win election in 2015.
He said that the PDP had 31 out of 40 state assembly members, two senators and 14 members of the House of Representatives.
“Certainly we will sit down all of us and look at all the challenges and the consequences if any and together we will take decision on what to do and communicate to you”, he said.
Earlier in his remark, the leader of the group, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, said the delegation was in Kano to convince the governor to join the APC.
“We are here on a very top and ruthless recruitment drive because we feel very uncomfortable without Kano state coming along with us”.
He said the APC was concerned about the socio-economic development and the security of the citizenry.
APC National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, said the delegation was in Kano to showcase the APC as a platform and soft ground for great minds like Kwankwaso.
Chieftains of the APC in the delegation were Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state, Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti and and Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo.
Others were the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Masari, former EFCC Chairman Nuhu Ribadu and former governors of Borno and Benue states, Sen. Ali Modu Sherif and Mr Geoge Akume among others. (NAN)