Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso of Kano State has formally dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and has declared membership for the All progressives Congress, APC.
This is coming barely 24 hours after the mass defection of 37 House Representative members from the ruling party to the new opposition.
Kwankwaso made the declaration shortly after a meeting with former PDP stakeholders at the Government House, Kano, on Thursday.
He said he found it necessary to leave the PDP in order to bring about democratic change in the country.
“It is imperative to leave the old order and embrace the new order found in the APC to bring about democratic change in Nigeria,’’ he said.
The governor, who hoisted the flag of the APC in the midst of party supporters from the 44 local government areas of the state, promised to carry everybody along in order to move the state forward.
The APC flag had also been hoisted at the main gate of the Government House, Kano.