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Kano deputy speaker, 13 others defect to NNPP

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Deputy Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, Zubairu Massu has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

Also, ten Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and three APC lawmakers defected to the NNPP.

The lawmakers announced their decision in separate letters sent to the Kano Assembly speaker, Hamisu Chidari, on Friday in Kano.

Their defection follows that of former Kano governor Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso, who had earlier left the PDP to realise his ambition with the NNPP.

Uba Abdullahi, the assembly spokesman, said in a statement that the speaker, after receiving the letters.

According to the statement, Ali Ibrahim-Shanono, the member, representing Bagwai/Shanono constituency, has also defected to the NNPP.

Friday’s defection now brings to 15, the number of NNPP lawmakers in the Kano assembly, reducing the number of APC lawmakers in the house to 24 and one PDP.

Similarly, former speaker, Kano assembly and member representing Rano/Kibiya/Bunkure federal constituency, Kabiru Rurum, and member representing Dawakin-Tofa/Rimin-Gado and Tofa federal constituency, Tijani Jobe, also defected from APC to the NNPP.

Others who defected from APC to NNPP are former members representing Kiru/Bebeji, former executive director of the Federal Housing Authority, Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa, and former presidential liaison officer to the house of representatives, Abdulrahman Kawu-Samaila.

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