A former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, is set to dump the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the New Nigeria Peoples Party NNPP.
The former governor will make formal declaration on the new political decision “in the next couple of days”.
The outgoing National Secretary of the party, Agbo Gilbert Major, disclosed Mr Kwankwaso’s plan on the sidelines of the Special National Executive Committee, NEC meeting of the party in Abuja.
According to Vanguard report, Mr Major said the former governor had already met with the leadership of NNPP to formalize arrangement for his defection from PDP to NNPP.
Nigerians are getting set for the general election and we are meeting to reposition the party, and the frontiers are opening. A lot of Nigerians are coming in and there is need for us to adjust and accommodate the interests that are coming in.
“These are the very crucial decisions that we are about to take and it is going to midwife a national convention which will hold within the next 30 days. We have read Nigerians speculating, the only thing I can tell you is that we are in deep talks with Kwankwaso, in fact we have almost concluded, in the next few days, we will be reverting to Nigerians to tell them what understanding we have had with him (Kwankwaso), but I can assure you that he is on his way into NNPP,” Mr Major said.