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Why I Returned To The PDP – Shekarau


Former Kano State Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau on Thursday stated that he did not resign from the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for selfish reasons.

Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Senator Shekarau slammed those who accused him of indiscipline for moving from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the NNPP and now to the PDP within five years.

According to the former governor, he has always consulted with his supporters at the grassroot before making any move from one political party to the other.

Shekarau said: “If it had been my character to do all that because of my personal interests – ask any average man in Kano; the people would not have been coming along with us if it was something selfish or for personal interests.

“Anytime we leave, we have a structure from the unit to the ward to the local government, to the state.

“Our politics has been a politics of consultation, very wide consultation. There was no decision that I have taken politically without taking a referendum across the states.”

Unlike the party he defected from, Shekarau, a former Minister of Education, said the PDP is not a one-man party.

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“The people of Kano trust us,” he said. “I assure you by God’s grace, PDP will clear the votes in Kano, if not all but the majority. Because I know what people want.”

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