Speaking with newsmen on Wednesday night, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar said he is still the deputy governor of Kano State.
“I have not resigned; I am still the deputy governor of Kano State. I am currently in Abuja attending an official function, that is the National Council of Education meeting,” he said.
The Nation observed that the rumour gained more prominence as the said defection of the deputy governor was announced on the PDP twitter handle welcoming him and Sokoto state governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal who defected on Wednesday.
He noted that he would take decision on his political future at an appropriate time, after consultations.
“I will take decision on my political future at an appropriate time after due consultation with my political leaders,” he added.
He therefore blamed “some agents” of the state government for spreading the rumour.
On July 30, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar petitioned the police and State Security Service, SSS, over threat to his life and plans by the state government to stage rally against him.
Abubakar, an ally of former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, has been at a crossroad with the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, for romancing with Kwankwaso in the political impasse in the state.
The Nation gathered that Abubakar may likely contest for the PDP governorship ticket upon his defection.