The New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) could suffer a major setback as a former governor of Kano State and current senator for Kano Central, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau may quit the NNPP for People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The Spokesman for Shekarau, Dr. Sule Yau Sule, in a text message on Tuesday stated, “disregard any news concerning political movement of his excellency Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, a clear and detailed position of his Excellency will be made public within the week”.
News Diet, however, was informed that the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, and the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, as well as the vice-presidential candidate of the APC, former Governor Kashim Shettima had met with Shekarau in the last few weeks with their different proposals.
Also, sources revealed that the presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was also billed to meet with Shekarau later this week on the same issue.
Shekarau, who represents Kano Central in the Senate, had officially defected from APC to NNPP in a letter read during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on June 29
The former governor on Sunday summoned an emergency meeting of his political advisory council, known as Shura Consultative council, and informed the members of the latest development.