Three local government chairmen in Kano State, North West Nigeria, have switched allegiance from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), along with their councillors and women leaders.
Among the defectors are Ado Tambai Kwa, Chairman of Dawakin Tofa Local Council; Garun Malam Local Government Chairman Mudassir Aliyu; and Nasarawa Local Government Chairman Lawan Aramposu, along with their respective deputies and councillors.
Hashimu Dungurawa, the state chairman of the NNPP, attributed the defections to the exemplary leadership of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, stating that the NNPP’s policies and programmes resonated with the values and aspirations of the defectors.
The Governor, acknowledging the expiration of the tenure of the 44 local government chairmen, welcomed the defections as a genuine commitment to progress, praising the NNPP’s people-oriented policies aimed at delivering effective governance.
Expressing optimism for collaboration, Governor Yusuf emphasised a politics centred on public welfare, vowing to work hand in hand with the defectors to advance Kano State’s development agenda.
Deputy Governor Alhaji Aminu Gwarzo echoed the sentiment, applauding the defectors’ decision to align with the Kwankwasiyya movement, renowned for its transparency and commitment to good governance.
He affirmed the movement’s dedication to honesty and accountability in serving the people of Kano State, signalling a new chapter in the state’s political landscape.