- All seems to be set for former Kano state governor Malam Ibrahim Shekarau to return to his former party, the All Progressives Congress (APC)
- Shekarau dumped the ruling party before the 2015 general elections and seem to be on his way back to his former abode
- He blamed injustice by the party headquarters for his decision to defect
A report by Leadership newspapers indicates that former Kano state governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, is set to return to his former party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to the report, the decision became imperative over what the onetime minister of education termed “lack of internal democracy in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).”
Shekarau also cited injustice by the party headquarters to Kano PDP members and elders as responsible, in part, for his decision.
Media side to the former governor, Sule Yau Sule, while confirming the development said Shekarau left the PDP due to the insistence of the national headquarters of the party to dissolve the state executives without recourse to due process and despite a court restraining order.
He explained that Shekarau is already consulting with his supporters on the next line of action and the party to move to.
“My boss has met Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in Abuja and they have discussed,” said Sule Yau Sule.
The PDP had on Monday, September 3, appointed a caretaker committee for Kano state after dissolving the part structure last Friday, August 31.
Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, a former governor of the state who recently dumped the APC for PDP, is set to take over the structure of the state chapter of the party at the expense of Shekarau.
With his proposed move to the APC, Shekarau may have dumped his presidential ambition, as the ruling party had announced that incumbent Muhammadu Buhari, has the first right of refusal in the presidential contest.
Just recently, Shekarau had expressed confidence that the huge number of presidential aspirants vying for the PDP's ticket in the 2019 presidential election would not lead to the party’s implosion.
He stated this in a statement after a condolence visit to the governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Dickson, on the demise of his mother, at his Toru-Orua country home in Sagbama local government area of the state.
According to Shekarau, the number of aspirants in the opposition PDP, is a sign of hope, noting that what is important is how responsibly they conduct themselves and the business of their campaigns as a family.
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