14th May, 2022
I5 lawmakers in the Kano State House of Assembly have now defected to the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
The defections involve key political players which include Alhaji Zubairu Massu, the deputy speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly.
He defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
10 PDP and three APC lawmakers also defected to the NNPP on Friday.
The lawmakers announced their decision in separate letters sent to the Speaker, Alhaji Hamisu Chidari, on Friday in Kano.
The Director of Press and Public Affairs of the assembly, Malam Uba Abdullahi, said in a statement that the speaker, after receiving the letters, officially congratulated them and wished them well.
According to the statement, Ali Ibrahim-Shanono, the member representing Bagwai/Shanono constituency, has also defected to the NNPP.
NAN reports that Friday’s defection now brings to 15, the number of NNPP lawmakers in the Kano assembly, reducing the number of APC lawmakers in the house to 24 and one PDP.
Similarly, former speaker, Kano assembly and member representing Rano/Kibiya/Bunkure federal constituency, Alhaji Kabiru Rurum, and member representing Dawakin-Tofa/Rimin-Gado and Tofa federal constituency, Alhaji Tijani Jobe, also defected from APC to the NNPP.
Others who defected from APC to NNPP are former members representing Kiru/Be beji, former executive director of the Federal Housing Authority, Alhaji Abdulmumin Kofa, and former presidential liaison officer to the house of representatives, Alhaji Abdulrahman Kawu-Samaila.