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NNPP Chairman, Alkali Speaks On Shekarau’s Defection


Supreme Court Replaces Shekarau As NNPP Kano Central Senatorial Candidate

The National Chairman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rufai Ahmed Alkali, on Wednesday reacted to the defection of former Kano State Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau.

Recall that Shekarau recently dumped NNPP for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after meeting with the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar.

Shekarau had based his reason for dumping NNPP on maltreatment by the presidential candidate of the party, Rabiu Kwankwaso.

Alkali in his reaction said Shekarau should have thought of rescuing Nigeria rather than think of the issue he had with Kwankwaso.

The NNPP Chairman who did not expect Shekarau to dump the party said, the former governor was respected when in the party.

Alkali in an interview with Trust Tv said, “Technically speaking, he (Shekarau) has left that seat and if I were were close to him, very close, I would have advised him not to have done that… what is important in this country is that sometimes, there are a few sacrifices we have to make for the overall interest of the country.

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“Even if they hurt you, besides what is happening is that he has been accommodated by the party; he was given his due respect and I have personal respect for him and he has a very close relationship with Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso; so I thought whatever happened, he would have just moved on, he should have focused on the issue concerning our country today.”