Kano gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Bashir Ishaq has abandoned the party to join the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC with less than two weeks to the 2023 general elections.
Ishaq has since met with presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who welcomed him into the APC fold.
Present at the meeting included Tinubu’s running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, LP Deputy Governorship Candidate, Peter Obi’s Kano State Campaign Coordinator.
A source disclosed Ishaq defected to the APC due to “exclusion of major northern stakeholders in the decision-making process of the party’s campaign”.
The source added another reason for the defection was the “lack of clear direction on the interest of northern Nigeria”.