KANO State governor, Dr Rabiu Kwankwaso, has lamented that over four million northerners have been displaced because of the security challenges facing the region.
Speaking at the inauguration of the North-West zonal executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and zonal rally in Sokoto, on Monday, he asserted that most of the people in the North had left the region for Abuja, while others had fled to neighbouring countries.
According to him, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saddled with the burden of providing the dividends of democracy to Nigerians, had been promoting embers of disunity in recent times.
He said the All Progressives Congress (APC) “is the only party that can unite Nigerians, irrespective of their religious and tribal inclinations.”
Kwankwaso also advised his colleagues, governors of Niger and Jigawa, Dr Babangida Aliyu and Alhaji Sule Lamido respectively, to leave PDP for APC.
He said the G7 struggle, which they started together with the two of them in the know, must be accomplished.
Earlier, the host governor, Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State, had said the time of the PDP was up.
He noted that the Federal Government, under the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan, had failed to protect the lives and property of Nigerians.
Commenting further, he posited that “because of the above factors, coupled with bad governance, there is no time left for them (PDP).
“In fact, their time is up. I am confident that we have formed this alliance to bring the country to its sound footing.”
The North-West rally witnessed the presence of the national chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; former speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Masari; Senator Lawal Shuaib; Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir, governors of Zamfara, Imo and Edo states, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, Chief Rochas Okorocha and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, respectively.
Other personalities included former governors of Zamfara and Bayelsa, Senator Ahmed Sani and Mr Tim Silva, respectively.