2023: After Dumping NNPP for PDP, Shekarau Makes 1 Huge Promise to Atiku

2023: After Dumping NNPP for PDP, Shekarau Makes 1 Huge Promise to Atiku

  • Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau Former Kano state governor, incumbent Senator for Kano Central and one of the political pillars of Kano state is back to PDP
  • He made this move after three months of political romance with the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) headed by Rabiu Kwankwaso
  • Moment after joining the opposition PDP, Shekarau vowed to work for the party flagbearer Atiku Abubakar and called for huge support ahead of the 2023 general election

On Monday, August 29, a former Kano state governor and current Senator representing Kano Central, Ibrahim Shekarau, urged his supporters to work for the Peoples Democratic Party’s victory in the 2023 general elections.

Shekarau made the call shortly after the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; and the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, welcomed him back to the party in Kano, The Punch reports.

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Shekarau tells supporters to work for Atiku ahead of 2023. Photo credit: PDP Governors in Action
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Shekarau promised to deliver Kano to Atiku and other states

The former governor promised to deliver Kano state to the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku, and all the states of the federation.

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The senator said:

“I, Ibrahim Shakarau, inform you that from Monday, August 29, 2022, my supporters and I have dumped the NNPP and joined the PDP.
“I have equally written to INEC Chairman and to the Kano State Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC that I am no longer contesting the senatorial position on the platform of the NNPP.”

2023: Atiku returns to Nigeria to receive Shekarau into PDP

Media sources claim that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is set to receive Ibrahim Shekarau back in the opposition party.

It was gathered that the former vice president is expected to return from London and be on his way to Kano where he will officially welcome Shekarau into the party.

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There meeting between Atiku and the former member of the Kwankwaso-led New Nigeria Peoples Party is supposed to be on Sunday, August 28.

2023: Peter Obi’s meetings with Wike, Soludo reportedly unsettles Atiku’s camp

Meanwhile, the recent meeting between Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra state and the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has sent jitters to the camp of Atiku and the PDP.

This is coming days after Obi had a closed-door meeting with some PDP governors led by Wike in Port Harcourt.

In Atiku's camp, it is feared that the meetings may affect the political fortunes of the PDP presidential candidate negatively.

Source: Legit.ng

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