Picture 1: Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, joining the national chairman of the party, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to raise the hands of Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, representing Kano Central and former Governor of Kano State, during Shekarau’s defection to the PDP in Kano on Monday, while Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP and governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the PDP, Senator Jibrin Wali look on.

After weeks of speculations, former governor of Kano State, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, has dumped the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

On recently, Shekarau defected to NNPP from the All Progressives Congress and now, he has landed in the PDP.

Shekarau made the declaration on Monday at his Mundubawa home in Kano.

He was formally received into the PDP by the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the party’s national chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, among other bigwigs.

Shekarau also said he had written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to announce his withdrawal from the senatorial race for Kano central under the NNPP.

Other PDP bigwigs in attendance include the party’s vice presidential candidate and Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa; governors of Sokoto and Taraba, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and Darius Ishaku.

Others are former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, the chairman of the BOT of the party, former governors of Jigawa (Saminu Turaki and Sule Lamido), Sokoto (Attahiru Bafarawa), Kaduna (Ahmed Makarfi), Adamawa (Boni Haruna), among others.


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