Why I Left PDP –Shekarau

The former Governor of Kano State, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, has blamed the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party for his defection to the All Progressives Congress.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Shekarau made the declaration on Saturday in Kano, while addressing his followers who converged on his residence at Mundubawa quarters in the state.

He said, “Weighing the available three options, that is, either to remain where we are, retire from politics or defect to another party.

“So, finally, I, Ibrahim Shekarau, Sardaunan Kano, and my followers, have resolved to defect to the APC today, Saturday, September 8, 2018.”

According to him, the dissolution of the Kano State Executive Committee of the PDP and subsequent setting up of a seven-member caretaker committee is against the constitution of the PDP.

“We have tried our best to ensure an amicable resolution of the lingering crisis between our side and Kwankwaso side on the sharing of party positions at the state, local government and ward levels but it failed,” he said.

Shekarau stated that he had no option but to leave the PDP because of the inability of its national leadership to respect the earlier court order restraining it from taking the action it took.

NAN reports that the state Deputy Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Ibrahim K. T., and secretary, Alhaji Auwalu Danzabuwa, as well as governorship aspirants on the platform of the party also defected to the APC on the occasion.

(NAN)

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