Things Fall Apart: Mass Defection Looms in Kaduna As Shekarau Consults Associates
- Many members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are likely to leave the Kano state chapter of the party
- This follows the victory of the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje faction at the Supreme Court and the governor’s endorsement of his deputy
- According to report, some aggrieved members of the party have been romancing with the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP)
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Ibrahim Shekarau is reportedly consulting associates and party stakeholders for a possible defection from the ruling All Progressive Congress
The former governor of Kano state wants a political shift following the victory of the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje faction at the Supreme Court
Governor Ganduje's endorsement of his deputy for the party’s governorship ticket is another issue the Shekarau faction are bot happy about.
Daily Trusts reports that Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, the leader of the G7 faction that went to court on the state’s party’s leadership issue, had summoned a meeting of his top political associates and consultation team, known as the “Shura Council”.
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It was further learnt that the team has been holding meetings for days, and sources close to the senator revealed that the recent meeting was associated with the senator’s decision which would soon be made public.
According to reports, some aggrieved members of the party have been romancing with the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP)
Some of them were said to have met with the National Leader of the NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, in Abuja.
The senator is said to be unsure of the reconciliation moves between him and the governor and doubts if he would get automatic ticket for the senate as agreed by the party’s national leadership.
APC suffers huge loss as 3 prominent northern lawmakers defect to NNPP
Meanwhile, three members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kano State House of Assembly on Wednesday, May 11, defected to the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPC).
Their defection was contained in their separate letters, dated May 5, 2022, and addressed to the Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Hon. Ibrahim Cidari.
Legit.ng notes that there has been influx of politicians the NNPP since a former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, left the PDP for the party and became its national leader.