The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Abdullahi Ganduje, has called on opposition parties to join him in APC.
The party chairman, on Thursday, called on
Rabiu Kwankwaso; Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf; Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, and other opposition leaders in the state to join him and make the party more focused and united to achieve the goals of democracy in Kano State.
He made the call after a stakeholders’ meeting in Kano, stressing that the idea was to enable APC use its national advantage to bring about a focused and unified one-party arrangement that would favour his native Kano State, according to ThisDay.
He assured them of a level playing ground for new members, especially in his home state, Kano.
He said, “We can use that advantage to have a good control of the country politically by having a unified focus as a one-party state. The APC is the largest party in Africa and has resolved to open its arms wide to welcome new members into it. There are a lot of developmental projects from the federal government that include the gas pipeline, rail line, and road from Abuja to Kaduna to Kano that the state, as a commercial centre, will benefit from.
“The party is expecting an inflow of people from other parties to increase the number of people that will join it. We appeal to those who want to join the APC.”
He specifically called on his political opponents to come over to the governing party, saying, “We are inviting Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf and his officials to join the APC party.
“We are calling on him with a loud voice and have created an enabling environment for the governor of Kano State and his party to come and join the APC so that we make a solid and large followership. We are the most populated state in the country, let us make use of our population to our benefit and create a large followership in Nigeria. The votes of Kano State are very critical for anyone who wants to become a president of the country. We should utilise that potential to decide who our president will be in the future.”