The former governor of Kano State, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau has finally defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressive Congress (APC).
Shekarau’s media aide, Mr. Sule Ya’u Sule who confirmed the defection in Kano on Tuesday said his boss took the decision because he could no longer remain in PDP watching the national leadership of the party dancing to the tune of the former governor of Kano State, Mr. Musa Kwankwaso who defected to the party and is nursing presidential ambition.
He also said Shekarau’s decision to dump the PDP was concluded after wider consultation with and heated debates between him and 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.
“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 stakeholders concerned in Kano and then make his decamping public,” said Sule.
It would be recalled that when Shekarau left the APC in 2014, he said his decision was to satisfy the aspirations of the people of the state who felt disenfranchised.
“We intended with the merger to form a solid foundation for the entrenchment of democracy.
“The Legacy Group sacrificed all interests for the merger, but for the past six months, all agreements reached by the merged parties had not been met.
“No clear leaders, no registration of APC members at any levels. This shows a clear lack of commitment, transparency and accountability to all concerned,” he said.