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Ganduje’s ex-deputy Hafizu Abubakar returns to APC



Hafizu Abubakar

Former Kano state deputy governor Hafizu Abubakar has returned to the ruling All Peoples’ Congress (APC) after decamping to the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and later to the Peoples’ Redemption Party (PRP).

The ex-deputy governor’s spokesperson, Abdulwahab Sa’id Ahmad told journalists in Kano that Hafizu Abubakar’s return to APC follows a meeting Wednesday night with president Muhammadu Buhari and other close associates of former Kano governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

KANO TODAY reports that Muhammadu Buhari met with disgruntled members of the Kwankwasiyya faction of the PDP that included Hafizu Abubakar, a former APC treasurer Bala Gwagwarwa, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority Aminu Dabo, and Mu’azu Magaji Dan Sarauniya.

Prominent members of the Kwankwasiyya political organization have been deserting the fold since the emergence of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s son-in-law Abba Kabir Yusuf as the anointed candidate of the PDP

Political merry-go-round

Hafizu Abubakar left the APC to join PDP on August 1, 2018 as a show of loyalty to his political boss Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso whose Kwankwasiyya faction is battling with current governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

The former deputy governor however left the PDP two months later to join the PRP on November 1, 2018 after Rabiu Kwankwaso anointed his protégé Abba Kabiru Yusuf as the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP.

Hafizu Abubakar’s fate did not change for the better in the PRP as former commissioner in Ibrahim Shekarau’s government, Salihu Sagiru Takai beats him to the party’s governorship ticket.