Ibrahim Shekarau Disowns Aide, Denies Leaving PDP

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A former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has denied claims by his spokesman, Sule Ya’u, that he has defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC).

It will be recall that Ya’u, on Monday, told BBC Hausa that his boss dumped the PDP due to the dissolution of Kano PDP state executives and formation of a caretaker committee under Rabiu Bichi, former Secretary to Kano State Government and a close political associate of Rabiu Kwankwaso, a PDP presidential candidate and ex-governor of the state.

However, Shekarau, also a PDP presidential aspirant, in an audio clip repeatedly aired on some radio stations in Kano said he is still making consultations with his political associates on the next line of action.

He said his followers know he has a tradition of consulting political associates before taking any critical decision, and will make his position known to the public, himself, at an appropriate time.

“People are aware with the current trend in PDP Kano State. The national leadership has announced dissolution of Kano state executives of PDP,” he stated.

“We have challenged this decision in court, because it contradicts the constitution of the PDP. We are still making consultation with PDP leaders in Kano for next line of action.

“You are aware in my political history, before I take any decision, I consult my political associates. I am still making such consultation.

“I am appealing to my supporters to exercise patience. I will make my position known to public myself at an appropriate time.”

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