Shekarau defects to APC


A former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Shekarau announced his decision to join the ruling party after a closed-door meeting with the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole at the weekend in Kano State.

The meeting was also attended by Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje and other party chieftains.

The former governor explained that he took the decision as a result of the current political situation in the country.

He explained that he defected after due consultations with members of his constituency, stakeholders and supporters.

Apparently referring to the strength of his party, the Acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena, tweeted: “When spider web unites, they tie up lion.”

The defection of the former governor  came hours after he had told a News Channel  that he was still a member of the PDP based on ‘certain conditions.’

He had said the conditions were in relation to the members of the APC who recently defected to the opposition party, including the former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso.

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