2023 election: Shekarau defects to NNPP

A former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has joined the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

His defection was confirmed by the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, on Wednesday after the upper legislative Chamber resumed from a two hour closed door meeting.

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

“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,” the letter read in part.

After the announcement, Senate President directed the Chief Whip to lead Shekarau to the opposition row in the red chamber.

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