Former governor of Kano state and one-time presidential candidate, Ibrahim Shekerau has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
This is another twist as many have been leaving the ruling All Progressive’s Congress, APC to the PDP in recent times.
The ex-governor of Delta, Emmanuel Uduaghan also recently exited PDP to the ruling APC.
Mr Shekarau’s spokesperson, Ya’u Sule,
disclosed the defection in an interview with the BBC Hausa on Tuesday.
Although he did not disclose the new party his principal is moving to, there are already indications Mr Shekarau will return to the All Progressives Congress (APC), a party he helped form in the build up to the 2015 election.
Mr Sule said the decision of the former
governor is connected with the recent
dissolution of party executives in the state.
Before Mr Shekarau’s defection, it was learnt that hundreds of his (Shekarau) supporters on Monday protested against the decision of party.
The spokesperson explained that, after Mr 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 Mr Kwankwaso.
“This, we viewed as injustice”, the
“Kano PDP is not the only state that received APC decampees. In Sokoto State, Governor Tambuwal’s defection doesn’t affect the structure of the party in the state, why Kano? We won’t take that.