BREAKING: Ex-Kano Governor, Shekarau Joins NNPP
By Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahaman
Ibrahim Shekarau, the former Governor of Kano State and the Senator for Kano Central Senatorial District, has joined the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP.
The Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, made the announcement of his defection on Wednesday after the upper legislative Chamber had finished a two-hour discussion behind closed doors.
Shekarau alleged injustice and unfairness by Kano State Governor Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as reasons for leaving his old political party, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Part of the letter which was read by the Senate President read: “I am defecting from the APC to my new party, the New Nigeria Peoples Party as a result of unfairness, injustice by Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
“For the past two years there have been unresolved crisis in Kano State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, hence, I have resigned my membership.”
After the announcement, Senate President directed the Chief Whip to lead Shekarau to the opposition row in the red chamber.