JUST IN : Former Kano Governor, Shekarau Dumps PDP For APC
Former Kano State Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
His media aide, Sule Ya’u Sule confirmed his defection on Tuesday.
He said the former governor’s decision to dump PDP was concluded after a heated debate between him and his supporters.
Sule said, “I can confirm to you that Shekarau has decided to defect from PDP to APC due to the injustice meted on him and his supporters by the PDP leadership.
“My boss has met with Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in Abuja on Monday and concluded plans for our return to APC. He will meet with all the stakeholder’s concern in Kano and then made his decamping public.”
Sule added that “there is no way they could remain in PDP watching the national leadership of the party dancing to the tune of Kwankwaso at the detriment of other PDP big wigs.”
He said Shekarau had made wider consultations among his supporters before he finally returned to his former party.
Recall that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP, last week Thursday, dissolved the Kano State Executive Committee of the party, and constituted a Caretaker Committee to pilot its affairs.
No reason was given for the dissolution, but it is believed to be connected to the recent defection of another ex-Kano Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, to the party.
Before Shekarau’s defection on Tuesday morning, hundreds of his (Shekarau) supporters in Kano State, on Monday, protested against the decision of party to dissolve the State Executives.
The spokesperson of the aggrieved members, explained that after Shekarau notified the National Working Committee of the consequences of the decision, nothing was done to amend it. Rather, five of the seven-member Caretaker Committee were allotted to Kwankwaso.
“This, we viewed as injustice”, the spokesperson said
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“Kano PDP is not the only State that received APC decampees. In Sokoto State, Governor Tambuwal’s defection does not affect the structure of the party in the state, why Kano? We will not take that.
“Those Executives were legally elected to serve four year tenure, they are in their second year, scrapping them is illegal”, he said.