A former Kano State Governor and current Senator representing Kano Central, Ibrahim Shekarau, on Monday urged his supporters to work for the Peoples Democratic Party’s victory in the 2023 general elections.
Telescope.ng reports that Shekarau made the call shortly after the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; and the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, welcomed him back to the party in Kano.
The senator said: “I welcome our dignitaries to this memorable occasion, particularly the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; former Vice-President Namadi Sambo; the PDP National Chairman, PDP governors and other guests.
“I, Ibrahim Shakarau, inform you that from Monday, August 29, 2022, my supporters and I have dumped the NNPP and joined the PDP. I have written to the NNPP National Chairman, chairmen at the state, local governments, and ward levels of the party that I have dumped the NNPP.
“I have equally written to INEC Chairman and to the Kano State Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC that I am no longer contesting the senatorial position on the platform of the NNPP.”
Atiku, who was accompanied by his running mate and the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, expressed confidence that Shekarau’s defection to the PDP would result in the party’s victory in the state.
In his remarks, Ayu said Kano was important and strategic to the party, and that having people like Shekarau will help the party achieve its goal.