General Election: Why Kano LP Guber Candidate Defects To APC

There are flying allegations of bias in the formation of the decision-making body of the Labour Party in the state of Kano.

According to a source close to the now-former Kano State Labour Party’s governorship candidate, it was alleged that Bashir Bashir had earlier expressed displeasure with the LP.

Consequently, Bashir Bashir, on Sunday 12th February 023 in what could be described as a surprise move, dumped his party for the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Recall that on January 21, the governorship candidate staged a boycott of the party’s presidential rally held in Kano, alongside the chairman of the Presidential Campaign Council, Mohammed Zarewa; the state coordinator of Peter Obi’s campaign, Balarabe Wakili, and a member of the presidential campaign council, Idris Dambazau.

The PUNCH reported that a source close to the candidate, who confirmed the defection of Bashir, alongside other LP leaders, to the APC on Sunday, blamed their defection on the expansion of major northern stakeholders from its decision-making process, as well as lack of clear-cut direction on the interest of northern Nigeria.


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