Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Kano state governor, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, have rejected moves by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to woo them back to the party from the opposition All Progressives Congress.
The PDP’s National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo, had recently mooted the idea of luring both Atiku and Kwankwaso back to the party they left in August 2014.
But while reacting to the statement, Atiku’s spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, dismissed the story saying his principal had bade farewell to PDP and nothing would take him back to the party again.
In the same vein, Kano state governor said the attempt to woo him back to PDP is a confirmation and acknowledgement that the PDP is going to lose Kano in the 2015 general elections without his help.
Governor Kwanwaso who spoke through his Director of Press, Baba Halilu Dantiye, said asking the governor to abandon the APC and rejoin PDP signified a “vote of no confidence on the Kano PDP leadership”.
Both Atiku and Kwamkwaso had while undergoing screening for the APC presidential primaries signed an undertaken that they will not decamp form the party even if the fail at the primaries.
Kwankwaso, who is presently the APC Kano Central senatorial candidate, however said he has never contemplated abandoning the APC because of the platform it gave him to render service to his people.