- A former governor of Kano state, Ibrahim Shekarau, accuses the PDP national leadership of meting out injustice against the Kano chapter of the party
- APC offers Shekarau the senatorial ticket for Kano central district in the 2019 general elections
A former governor of Kano state, Ibrahim Shekarau, has blamed alleged injustice committed by the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the reason why he defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Shekarau made the statement at a defection meeting with thousands of his supporters from 44 local government areas of the Kano state at his Mundubawa avenue residence on Saturday, September 8, Premium Times reports.
The ex-governor accused the PDP national leadership of meting out injustice against the Kano chapter of the party.
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The politician said his main reason for defecting was because of the concession of 51% of the party’s leadership structure from state to ward level to a presidential aspirant, Rabiu Kwankwaso, who recently decamped to the party.
Meanwhile, APC has offered former governor of Kano state, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, the senatorial ticket for Kano central district in next year’s general elections.
The Nation reports that offer was part of the terms reached by both sides which culminated in Shekarau formally parting ways with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday, September 7.
NAIJ.com gathered that the Kano central district is currently represented by Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso who though won the election on the platform of the APC, recently defected to the PDP.
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