Special Adviser to President Buhari on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, says that former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, is “most welcomed” to the All Progressives Congress if the report of his defection is true.
There had been unconfirmed reports that Kwankwaso has rejoined APC after his defection on social media.
As speculation about Kwankwaso’s defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) , Ojodu described the former governor as “a great mobiliser, and thoroughbred politician”.
Ojudu, who was a Senator for the Ekiti Central constituency of Ekiti State, made this known on Facebook, attaching a picture of Kwankwaso, Yemi Osinbajo, and himself.
He posted, “The news is everywhere that the leader of the Kwakwansiya Movement, His Excellency, Senator Rabiu Kwakwanso has returned to our party APC. I have not confirmed this yet but if true he is most welcomed.
“This will also be the best move of his political career. A great mobiliser, brilliant organiser, and thoroughbred politician, Kwankwaso is the leader of the red cap-wearing multitude. He will be a big addition to our movement for a greater Nigeria.”
Hours after his defection rumour, Kwankwaso in an interview with newsmen spoke about his possible return to APC.
When asked if he could return to APC, he replied, “In politics, everything is possible in this game. We don’t want any permanent enemy. What we want are permanent friends. It is very important. We work for friendship.
“It will amaze you that some of my friends who we started working with 30 years ago, many of them are still alive and we are together. Even those who died from 30 years ago to date are in our record and every year, we do one thing or the other for their families. So, in 2023, I believe many things are likely to happen.”