I’m happy I left PDP — Kwankwaso

Rabiu Kwankwaso, Kano state governor

The governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Thursday said he was happy he left the Peoples Democracy Party, PDP.

He was addressing lawmakers of his new party, All Progressives Congress, at the House of Representatives in Abuja, Thursday, after visiting its Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal.

Mr. Kwankwaso said he was happy that he was in a party which had the power to defeat the PDP.

“Since we now have quite a number of aspirants, all of us are working very hard especially those of us (who moved) from PDP; we have a huge advantage,” he said. “There are so many people who are tired of the status quo. Status quo is not good for the country therefore we have to work together.”

He said the PDP had defeated itself.

“All we need is to ensure that it does not rise,” he said.

He expressed his delight at being part of the APC and thanked every other member of his party who joined in making the party what it is today.

Mr. Kwankwaso also spoke on insecurity issues, including the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria and how it had to be addressed.

He said that many people were kicked out of their houses due to insecurity mainly because the areas where they lived were highly targeted places for the terrorists to attack and yet no one was doing anything for them.

He said everyone should have the liberty to live where they wanted and not run away from their homes because of insecurity which should be taken care of.

He disclosed that the educational sector had improved tremendously in the Kano State, and schools and institutes were being built to encourage education.

He said education was free up to tertiary level and any student who scored a first class or second class upper was granted an automatic scholarship to study outside Nigeria.

He also said a school with Chinese teachers who taught Mandarin was opened in Kano for teachers, adding that the teachers would leave for China in a few weeks to perfect the language.


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  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    Please help

    Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso urgently needs the attention of a psychiatrist

    • Teejay wise

      I believe you are talking from experience. Because, your comments are not making sense at all…..

      • Aninta

        Looks like only the senseless of bigots support Jonathans Government. How pathetic!

  • israel amulum

    Kwankwaso talks so much about pdp.less than four months from today it will she’ll.let’s wait till then

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    I am not an APC member …… I hate APC with a passion …… concerning the choice of Presidential Candidate who can deliver some level of performance ….. I know that Atiku Abubakar as bad as he is ….. is far, far better that Buhari, Kwankwaso and Tambuwaal ……. in fact, there are no basis for comparison.

    GEJ forever !!!!

    • I Hate Sycophant Truly

      Why so engross with opposition candidate? Fall in love with your candidate and leave others alone.

      • Goodluck_Nigeria

        What concerns me with opposition candidate ….. they are all useless !!!

        • I Hate Sycophant Truly

          Yes, they are useless because you hate competition and you eat fat in mediocrity.

    • HassanAbdullahi

      The reason why you cannot see beyond your nasal dorsum is because you re born to a useless family with practically nothing to offer to your motherland but hatred, jealousy, and selfishness. Northerners have ruled morethan you guys simply cox u are all animals. As for now we are on breakfast and by the time we return we shall continue for another 4 decades. Animals

      • Maiwada Abubakar Muhammad

        My brothers why did you even have time for these fools, let them continue as they were created as slaves and so they remain.

      • @yemi_flow

        We all know who talks and live with animals between you and others. And its not hard to figure out you have a cow brain after spending ur entire youth cleaning cows scrotum. You need to enrol in one of the Almajari’s schools, maybe a bit of monkeys brain can replace the chicken brain up stairs. Monkey is the closest you can get, you and those supporting you here.

    • Mr. Abdin

      If you cannot think well im sorry for my brother.

  • Oleku

    This aboki who ask you? I see one who is pained and full of regrets–if you were happy you wouldn’t go about talking crap–among the governors who defected from PDP to join the janjaweeds you and Abubakar Amaechi are the most pained–no days go by without mentioning PDP and GEJ–move on if you’re happy–GEJ and PDP have moved on, do same useless oil mongrel aboki

    • @yemi_flow

      THank you my brother, let em all go and queue behind their Islam fundamentalist GMB

  • Ayo Yussuff

    I think PDP too is happy that u left…..

    • @yemi_flow

      Very happy

  • Omar

    pple spk wit sentimt either reigion sentimt or ethnic sentimt leavin out issues if there is no electricity, roads , health care services or security it affect everyone of us irrespective of yr religion or region, there nigerians we hv one common ememy which we all confront that is BAD LEADERS. We vote dem out and vote trusted ones

    • Otile

      You are saying this so that we can sack Jonathan and bring in Imam Buhari.

      • Mr. Abdin

        Dumps like you prefer voting dumps people.

        • Otile

          Go and learn some English before you attempt to take me on in this blog. Ka ji ko?

  • Helen

    Hmmm Nigerians we don’t love ourselves we love suffering, you see those abusing Kwankwaso need their Head examine, go to Kano and see the work Kwankwaso is doing.
    I don’t blame you because of sentiment you prefer thieves that will steal your money and buy you bag of Rice.

  • @Amuwospeaks

    Off course Hw will be happy cus his ideology matches APC’s…how can he dine with corrupt and callous political party(pdp) and be happy

  • Pelu

    @Alhaji Kwankwaso

    PDP is a party of the thieves, for the thieves by the thieves. There is no question
    about that. What we are saying is that we don’t want to jump from frying pan to
    fire, please. We don’t want. We don’t want to live in an Islamic State of
    Nigeria too. That is the dilemma before Nigerians now.

    In those days, a military coup would have been invited to break this deadlock but
    military coup is now said to be anathema, unlike in Egypt today, where the army
    struck to break similar deadlock.

  • Otile

    This Kwankwaso man is deluded. Mandarin is one of the most difficult 3rd world languages to learn, yet Imam is sending Fulani semi illiterate adults to China to get perfect in the lingo. Even if these mallams spend eternity there they will never get it. There is a saying in my brother Wähala’s town that you don’t learn left-handedness in old age. Experience and commonsense tells you that children are the ones that learn languages easily, so let Imam send yara to China instead of those hard-to-learn mallams.

    Above all, on no account should he send any muslim because Angola and China have banned Islam in their countries for fear of violence.

    • Malam Ahmad

      That’s your opinion not the real fact, he send many individuals including young Malams like me to learn Chinese. 像你這樣的白痴不會明白學習普通話的價值

      • Otile

        You are doing very well Malam. But show me the Mandarin script of your teachers. You can agree with me that they can’t learn.

  • Ogunlesi Adeniyi Afolabi

    kWANKWASO IS A LEADER IN THE NORTH SO WHATEVER HE SAYS ABOUT HIS REGION IS FINAL .DONT TOUCH THE DIAL …PDP IS A FAILURE WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT IN THE WHOLE NORTHERN REGION SO WHY DO YOU WANT KWANKWASO TO FOLLOW A FAILURE.

    • Mr. Abdin

      IT SEEMS WHAT YOU HAVE SAID IS RIGHT MY BROTHER……………………………

  • AHMED SARKI

    Congratulation kwankwaso we are behind of you.