Over 25,000 supporters of former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, known as the Kwankwasiyya movement, in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Members of the group from Kano South were received by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Tuesday.
The Governor also presented flags to all candidates contesting for seats in the House of Representatives and state sssembly in the 2019 general elections.
The new members said they were in Rano Local Government Area to witness the formal presentation of flags to Senator Kabiru Gaya and other candidates from Kano South.
The Governor said, “President Muhammadu Buhari’s unrelenting efforts in developing our dear country from all fronts, particularly in the areas he (Buhari) identified as his priorities, security, economy and employment, are platforms to give us more courage for 2019.
“Nigeria has no any other serious candidate than President Muhammadu Buhari. We believe in his honesty, integrity, accountability and transparency attributes.
“That is why his good work as our President goes across the nation. Without considering any ethnic, religious or sectional lines, he is a true patriotic democrat and a sincere Nigerian.”
The Governor called on the party faithful to work towards President Muhammadu Buhari re-election in 2019.