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Kano Labour Party governorship candidate joins APC, endorses Tinubu

Kano Labour Party governorship candidate joins APC, endorses Tinubu

The Kano State governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Bashir Bashir, on Sunday evening dumped his party for the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Bashir, alongside LP chieftains in Kano, on January 21 shunned the party’s presidential rally held in Kano.

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The other LP members who shunned the rally were Mohammed Zarewa; the state coordinator for Peter Obi’s campaign, Balarabe Wakili; and a member of the presidential campaign council, Idris Dambazau.

A source close to Bashir confirmed his defection and other LP leaders in Kano to the APC on Sunday to our correspondent.

The source further linked his decision to the party’s exclusion of major northern stakeholders in its decision-making process, and lack of clear-cut direction on the interest of northern Nigeria.

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