A former aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly matters, Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila, has dumped the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Kawu Sumaila, who is also a former member of the House of Representatives for Sumaila/Takai Constituency in Kano state, said he has done his best for the party and that it was time for him to leave.
On a Facebook post on Thursday, he said, “All praises are due to Almighty God. My stay in the All Progressive Congress (APC) has to come to an end. Whoever thinks it’s inpatient that is left for him. I wish all of us the best.”
Sumaila is from Kano South and he is eyeing the Senatorial seat of the zone, currently occupied by Senator Kabiru Gaya of the same APC.
Politicians from Kano South see the endorsement of Nasiru Gawuna and Murtala Sule Garo for governor and deputy governor by the APC as betrayal because they felt their zone should produce the next governor having been sidelined since 1992.
Sumaila is said to have concluded plans to join the new but fast growing New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) after meeting with the party’s national leaders and former Kano state governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. He was also seen in several viral pictures holding aloft fruits, which is the symbol of the NNPP.
The NNPP has been raking in a lot of decampees from other parties in the state, notably the APC and the PDP. A former governor of the state, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau is also expected to make a move to the fast growing party.