18th May, 2022
Despite the appeal by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau has quit the All Progressives Congress in Kano.
He joined the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) on Tuesday night.
“Finally: Sen Ibrahim Shekarau Join Us”, NNPP announced on its Twitter handle.
Later, the party published photographs of the visit of NNPP leader Rabiu Kwankwaso to Shekarau’s home.
“His Excellency Engr Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso paid a congratulatory visit today to former Gov (Sen) Ibrahim Shekarau after he decamped to NNPP”, the party said.
Shekarau, at the moment, represents Kano Central in the Senate.
The 66 year-old senator was a former Nigerian minister of education and two-term Governor of Kano State in Nigeria.
He was elected in April 2003 and reelected in April 2007.
He was one of the candidates who aspired to become president in the Nigerian general elections of 2011.