A former governor of Kano state, Ibrahim Shekarau, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Shekarau announced his decision to join the ruling party after a closed-door meeting with the national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, Channels TV reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that the closed-door meeting was held on Friday, September 7, in Kano state.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and other top party officials were also at the meeting.
Shekarau while announcing his defection said he believes that given by the current state of the political situation in Nigeria, it is important he moves to the APC.
He added that his decision follows due consultation with members of his constituency, stakeholders and supporters.
Meanwhile, Channel TV mentioned that Shekarau earlier on Friday, September 7 during an interview on its Breakfast Programme, Sunrise Daily, said he was still a member of PDP but based on ‘certain conditions.’
The conditions he noted was reportedly in relation to the members of the APC who recently defected to the PDP including the former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that an oil magnate in Kwara state, Abdulrazaq Abdulrahaman, on Thursday, September 6, led thousands of his supporters to join the APC from the PDP.
Abdulrahaman who contested with Senate president Bukola Saraki in the last senatorial election in Kwara Central on the platform of the CPC said all his supporters joined him to the APC.
The oil magnate while speaking with journalists after his registration with the ruling party at his Idi-igba ancestral home in Ilorin said the APC had given him the assurance that it would accomodate all the defectors.
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