The casualties have already began t mount for the G7 rebel Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who are currently contemplating cross carpetting to the opposition All Progressives Congress, PAC, as a key ally of Kano State governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has resigned rather than cross carpet with him.
It is also possible that Kwankwaso is developing cold feet about the move to the APC as it is almost certain that if he does, he would lose a lot of ground to Mohammed Abacha, the son of the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, who crossed over to the PDP after falling out with Muhammadu Buhari. Abacha has the clout, the money and the name recognition to consign Kwankwaso into irrelevance.
Commissioner for education, Barrister Farouk Iya Sambo, tendered his resignation letter on November 1 to the governor, reaffirming his position to remain in the PDP, according to reliably source at Government House. Farouk Iya was the former chairman of the PDP in the state and also one time Speaker of the state House of Assembly during the second republic.
He is a professional lawyer by profession and associate of the former governor of the old Kano State, the late Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi, who parted way with him and joined Kwankwaso camp.
Sources in Kano revealed that the commissioner attended the council meeting yesterday which lasted for about eight hours at Government House.