A former governor of Kano state Malam Ibrahim Shekarau has returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC), after four years sojourn in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The ex-minister of Education’s decision became necessary, over what he described as lack of internal democracy in the party as well as injustice by the party headquarters to Kano PDP members and its stakeholders.
According to his media aide, Sule Yau Sule, who spoke to The Nation on phone, “the defection of Ibrahim Shekarau to APC is not yet official, but, obviously, there is a move to that, we are going to hold stakeholders meeting that will finally decide the next direction”.
The development, he said, was due to the insistence of the national headquarters of the party to dissolve the state executives without recourse to due process and despite a court restraining order.
He explained that Shekarau is already consulting with his supporters on the next line of action and the party to move to.
“My boss has met Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in Abuja and they have discussed “.
However, The Nation learnt that the former minister was contemplating moving to the APC as the discussion has almost been concluded.
The PDP on Monday had appointed a caretaker committee for Kano state after dissolving the part structure last Friday.
Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, a former governor of the state who recently dumped the APC for PDP was said to have ignited the crisis in the state PDP with his insistence to have 51% of the party as he was promised by the party headquarters which the state chapter rejected.
To this end, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau was two-time governor of the state, who commands a high level of followers in the state.