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Alleged defection: Why Rabiu Kwankwaso's conditions before joining APC may be impossible to meet

Credit: Thisday.

If the report by the Leadership is anything to by, it appears the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) may be set to receive another high profile Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) politician, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, a former Governor of Kano State; provided they can meet certain conditions set by the PDP politician.


Three conditions set by Kwankwaso before joining the APC as reported by the Leadership are:

1. He must be made a running mate to who emerges the presidential candidate of the APC in 2023 general elections.

2. He does not want the party to tamper with his existing political structure, the Kwankwasiyya movement.

3. He must be made the leader of APC structure in Kano State.

Rabiu Musa Kwankwanso. Credit: Premium Times.

Considering the above demands made by Kwankwaso before joining the APC, there are some strong reasons why I think his conditions may be impossible to meet.


First, even if the APC does not tamper with his movement, the Kwankwasiyya movement, making him a running mate in 2023 presidential election could cause grievances among party members.

With about two years before the general elections, it would be unfair to sideline loyal members and pick someone who just joined the party simply because he wants to be offered the vice presidential slot at the general elections.

Umar Ganduje. Credit: Daily Trust.

Secondly, making him the leader of the party in the state over the sitting Governor could tear the party apart. The Governor of a state will always want to maintain his position as the leader of the party structures in the state. Once a Governor loses control of the party in the state, it may cause problems in the party.

Apart from that, there is an existing leadership tussle between current Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and a former Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau over who control structures of the party in the state.

If Kwankwaso’s demands is added to the mix, then the APC may not survive the 2023 elections in Kano State.

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