Chairmen, councilors, and women leaders from Dawakin Tofa, Gezawa, Garun Malam, and Nasarawa local government areas in Kano State have officially defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP). Among the defectors are prominent figures such as the Chairmen of Dawakin Tofa, Ado Tambai; Garun Malam Local Government, Mudassir Aliyu; and Nasarawa Local Government, Lawan Aramposu—the local government of the APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje—along with their councilors and women leaders.
A reception ceremony held on Saturday at the Government House saw State Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf expressing his satisfaction with the decision of these grassroots political leaders to align with the NNPP.
Governor Yusuf stated, “This gathering has displayed what Aramposu describes as the new model of politics. I am overwhelmed to receive these leading politicians with their supporters into our great party. Our idea of politics today is that of helping the people and not that of looting public funds or engaging youths in acts of drug abuse. It is a politics of reviving Kano State and its glory.”
Highlighting the emphasis on grassroots impact, Governor Yusuf added, “These politicians have the spirit to assist and help the people of their local government. But unfortunately, they found themselves under a party with greedy leaders who are only interested in building their personal whims and caprices.”
Governor Yusuf welcomed the defectors into the NNPP and expressed gratitude for their commitment, stating, “The tenure of the LG chairmen is ending on Monday. We are using this opportunity to welcome you into this party. We thank you for bringing along youths and women to our party, thereby enhancing our grassroots presence. From now on, we are brothers and sisters. We are going to join hands with you to ensure we deliver to our people.”
Introducing the new party members to the governor, the state chairman of the NNPP, Hashimu Dungurawa, attributed their decision to Governor Yusuf’s exemplary leadership qualities, which have drawn them to the NNPP.