Former Kano State Governor and currently the Senator representing Kano Central Senatorial District, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, on Wednesday, formally resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress and joined the New Nigeria People’s Party.
Following the development, Shekarau has now officially aligned with the former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, who is the presidential candidate of the NNPP, as well as the leader of the party.
The lawmaker, in a defection letter read during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, informed the chamber that his decision to quit the ruling party was due to marginalisation and lack of internal democracy in the Kano Chapter of the APC.
The letter partly read, “I kindly write to formally notify you of my resignation from the All Progressives Congress, and declaration for the New Nigerian People’s Party.
“My resignation from the APC was born out of the marginalisation of all major critical stakeholders, and lack of internal democracy, in the Kano State chapter of the APC, including the total absence of the principle of inclusiveness in the affairs of the Party and its Government at all levels in the State.
“All efforts to resolve the long protracted crisis in the State, in the last two years, including the intervention of the National Headquarters of the APC, failed, due to the non-cooperation of the Kano State Governor and party leadership in the State.
“Consequently, after due consultation with like-minds and millions of our supporters in the State, we decided to withdraw our membership of the APC and moved to the New Nigeria People’s Party.
“Accept, please, my fraternal goodwill and continued cooperation at all times.”