Atiku To Receive Shekarau, Other Defectors Into PDP In Kano Today
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP, yesterday, arrived in Kano in anticipation of the formal defection of Kano Central senator and former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shekarau, and his supporters to the PDP from the NNPP on Monday.
Among those at the Aminu Kano Airport to receive Atiku were former Jigawa governor Sule Lamido, former foreign affairs minister Aminu Wali, and national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu.
The development followed the decision of Shekarau to dump NNPP through which he was collaborating with a former governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, to prosecute the 2023 elections.
However, Shekarau fell out with Kwankwaso over the sharing of political offices ahead of the polls. Shekarau had earlier quit APC, the ruling party in Kano, after falling out with the governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.
Chairman of the PDP in Kano, Shehu Wada Sagagi said: “Alhamdulillah, finally, we now have a leader in Kano and I am delighted. Shekarau, being the highest political office holder as provided by the Constitution, has been accepted and we have welcomed him back to our dear party.
“All arrangements are in top gear to receive him formally today. We have accepted to follow him and we shall succeed, God willing.”
Source: Guardian Nigeria