6th May, 2022
By Muhammad Nur Tijani
Nine lawmakers in Kano State House Assembly have defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), led by Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso.
The lawmakers announced their decision in a letter sent to the Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Hamisu Chidari, on Friday in Kano.
The speaker’s spokesman, Malam Uba Abdullahi, said in a statement that the members cited leadership tussle in the leadership of the PDP at the state and national levels as the reason for their defection.
According to the statement, the speaker after receiving the letter officially congratulated them and wished them well.
The members who defected to NNPP are Isyaku Ali-Danja, a member representing Gezawa; Umar Musa-Gama, a member representing Nassarawa; Aminu Sa’adu-Ungogo, a member representing Ungogo; and Lawan Hussain, member representing Dala constituency.
Others include Tukur Muhammad, a member representing Fagge; Mu’azzam El-Yakub, a member representing Dawakin Kudu; Garba Fammar; member representing Kubiya; Abubakar Galadima, a member representing Bebeji; and Mudassir Zawaciki, member representing Kumbotso constituency.