Kano LP Gov’ship Candidate Defects To APC

The governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Kano state, Bashir Bashir, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

An associate of Bashir under condition of anonymity, on Sunday night, said that the major reason for the defection was the “exclusion of major northern stakeholders in the decision-making process of the party’s campaign”.

The associate also said another reason for the defection was the “lack of clear direction on the interest of northern Nigeria”.

Bashir was said to have held meetings with the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, as well as his VP pick Kashim Shettima.

The meetings reportedly held in Lagos and Abuja, where agreement was said to have been reached on the terms of defection.

Bashir reportedly promised to mobilise his supporters to vote for the APC presidential candidate.

Meanwhile, during the LP presidential campaign rally in Kano in January, Bashir had boycotted the event.

The development also comes days after Yusuf Tsoho, the LP governorship candidate in Jigawa, defected to the APC.

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