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Ex-Kano governor Shekarau dumps APC for NNPP




A FORMER governor of Kano State Ibrahim Shekarau has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

Shekarau is the incumbent Senator representing Kano Central in the National Assembly.

His defection was announced in a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday.


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According to the letter, Shekarau’s defection was as a result of injustice he suffered due to the actions of Kano State governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

He further noted that the APC in Kano State is struggling with an unresolved crisis.

Parts of the letter read, “I am defecting from the APC to my new party, the New Nigeria Peoples Party, as a result of unfairness and injustice by Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

“For the past two years there has been an unresolved crisis in the Kano State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, hence, I have resigned my membership.”

The ICIR learnt that Shekarau visited NNPP presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso, at his Kano residence on May 15, 2022.

Shekarau would be contesting the senatorial election on the platform of the NNPP in 2023.

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Usman Mustapha is a solution journalist with International Centre for Investigative Reporting. You can easily reach him via: umustapha@icirnigeria.com. He tweets @UsmanMustapha_M

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