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Ex-Kano Governor Shekarau Defects To NNPP

Just a day after President Muhammadu Buhari  met with aggrieved Senators of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a  former Governor of Kano State and Senator representing Kano Central Senatorial district, Ibrahim Shekarau has  defected to the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

His defection was announced on Wednesday at Plenary by the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan.

In Shekarau’s letter of resignation from the APC, he cited injustice and unfairness by Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as reasons he was leaving.

The letter  parly reads: “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..

Shekarau’s formal defection to the NNPP, has to a large extent, according to political observers further strengthened the party toward springing surprises in the 2023 general elections.

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