Senator Shekarau was planning to leave Kwankwaso's NNPP for another political party.
Former Governor of Kano State, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, on Monday, revealed reasons for his plan to dump the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).
NNPP is a new political party founded by also former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
SaharaReporters had reported that Senator Shekarau was planning to leave Kwankwaso's NNPP for another political party.
However, Shekarau, who is currently representing the Kano Central Senatorial district, confirmed his defection plan even as he did not disclose the party he was defecting to while addressing a crowd of supporters at the Kano Foundation office along BUK Road.
While accusing Kwankwaso of not only betraying him, he said the presidential candidate also humiliated him, while narrating what transpired between him and Kwankwaso during his brief stay in the NNPP.
According to him, Shekarau said, “I personally met him at his country home and discussed extensively my decisions to follow him to his new party and he expressed deep happiness.
“And still on May 11, 2022, I still met Kwankwaso because since our last meeting we were not able to meet, and I reminded him of a proposal I submitted to him during our last meeting."
The proposal according to Shekarau was the list of his supporters, who were seeking different political offices, and he said when he talked to Kwankwaso about it, he said he was aware of it and definitely something would be done.
“Similarly, on May 16, 2022, Kwankwaso came to my house at about 9pm and we still discussed extensively the same issues; he even called five people including Abba Kabir, Kawu Sumaila, Alhassan Rirum and two others and presented them to me as those to make the lists of contestants.
“During the meeting which led to my decamping, Kwankwaso came with my Senatorial Form alone and sneaked it to me telling me that I was the first to receive it and I asked him the ones for my supporters he said it would be done.
“Since then Kwankwaso kept deceiving me and only for him to much later say we are late for my supporters to be on the lists, and there was nothing he could do."
Shekarau, however, regretted that with all the many more deceptions, he had no place in the NNPP.