Ibrahim Shekarau, a former Governor of Kano State, has made up his mind to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to Sule Ya’u Sule, Shekarau’s media aide who spoke with Daily Trust and on Freedom Radio, the former Governor’s decision to dump PDP was reached after “heated debates” with his supporters.
“I want 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,” he said.
“My boss has met with Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, in Abuja yesterday and concluded plans for our return to APC. He will meet with all the concerned stakeholders in Kano and then make his defection public.”
He said there was no way they could remain in PDP watching the national leadership of the party dance to the tune of Rabiu Kwankwaso, a presidential aspirant and former Governor of the state, at the expense of other leaders of the party.
He also complained about the dissolution of Kano State executives by the national headquarters of the party despite a court restraining order.
Shekarau, a two-time former Governor of Kano (2003 to 2011) and former Minister of Education (2014 to 2015), contested the 2011 presidential election on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).
He joined PDP in 2014