Defection to PDP: Why Shekarau Should Not Have Gone to PDP, NNPP Chairman Reveals

Defection to PDP: Why Shekarau Should Not Have Gone to PDP, NNPP Chairman Reveals

  • Professor Rufai Ahmed Alkali says if he had the chance, he would have advised Senator Ibrahim Shekarau not to defect to PDP
  • Alkali, who is the national chairman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, hinted that the former governor has lost his senatorial ticket on the platform
  • According to him, Shekarau ought to have allowed bygones be bygones and focus on some of the issues affecting the country

Senator Ibrahim Shekarau made a mistake defecting to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the words of the national chairman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Professor Rufai Ahmed Alkali.

Shekarau, who clinched NNPP’s senatorial ticket for Kano central, dumped the party over his face-off with Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, its presidential candidate.

Akali says Shekarau made a mistake leaving NNPP
NNPP chairman says Shekarau should not have defected from the party. Photo credit: Aisha Ahmed
Source: UGC

Alkali said if he were close to him, Shekarau would not have left the NNPP, Daily Trust reports.

He said:

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“Technically speaking, he (Shekarau) has left that seat and if I were were close to him, very close, I would have advised him not to have done that… what is important in this country is that sometimes, there are a few sacrifices we have to make for the overall interest of the country."

Going further, Alkali said Shekarau ought to have allowed bygones be bygones and focus on some of the issues affecting the country.

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Meanwhile, Shekarau, the 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.

Moments 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.

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Elsewhere, the Court of Appeal in Kano state on Monday, August 29, sacked executive members of the PDP in the state.

The court also sacked the chairman of the party in the northern state, Shehu Sagagi, who was said to be involved in anti-party activities.

There is an allegation that Sagagi and some PDP chieftains who were made powerful by Rabiu Kwankwaso were actually working in his favour.

Source: Legit.ng

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