The member representing Takai/ Sumaila Federal Constituency of Kano State, Shamsudeen Dambazau has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Dambazau, who is the son of former Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made this known in a statement on Monday in Abuja, Naija News reports.
The lawmaker said he would be joining the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) under the leadership of the former Governor of Kano State, Rabi’u Kwankwaso.
Dambazau said the decision to leave the ruling APC was due to the unfortunate development within the party in the state.
The House of Reps member stressed that sincere sacrifices had to be made in a bid to solve deep-rooted national problems.
He, however, stressed that his commitment to rescuing his constituency and Kano State remained firm even if the routes vary.
The statement reads: “Today, I, Hon. Shamsudeen Dambazau has formally decamped to the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) under the leadership of Dr Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, a man of integrity and respect.
“This came after due consultations with my team and supporters.
“However, the recent and unfortunate, developments within the party make it almost impossible to continue participating and making productive contributions to the advantage of the party and the people of my constituency.
“Our national problems are deep-rooted and require that we all make sincere sacrifices towards rescuing our constituencies, states and country at large.
“I wish to extend my appreciation personally for the opportunity to serve within the APC, but it is time I move on to where our interests align.”