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Former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, speaks during the launch of Third Force, under the aegis of The National Movement in Abuja on February 22, 2022.

A former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso has said he finally dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) because the Kano chapter of the PDP do not value him.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Kwankwaso said this while receiving his NNPP membership card from his ward chairman in Abuja on Tuesday. Recall we had reported about Kwankwaso quitting the PDP.

“We had a situation in April last year where zonal positions were being shared among the states and all leaders in the six other states were given the opportunity to nominate. But in Kano, some people felt I wasn’t that important so they had to do what they did.

“That is what triggered the issue (defection) and I spent almost a year now waiting for PDP to talk to me, even the new leadership, to come and talk to me; they didn’t want to talk to me,” he said.

“For that reason, I felt there are irreconcilable differences between my humble self and many other leaders and they are mainly based on ideology.”

Kwankwaso, who was a PDP presidential aspirant in the 2019 elections is tipped to be the presidential flagbearer of the NNPP in 2023.