At Plenary, Shekarau ‘Formally’ Defects to PDP
POLITICS DIGEST – The Senator representing Kano Central, Ibrahim Shekarau, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party.
Shekarau during the plenary on Wednessday, defected on the floor of the Senate. Shekarau was a member of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, before his defection.
He had earlier moved from the All Progressives Congress to the NNPP.
His official decamping is coming only a month after defecting from the NNPP to the PDP.
Shekarau had on Monday, August 29, 2022, defected alongside his supporters to PDP from NNPP on grounds of alleged unfair treatment by the party led by Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Announcing Shekarau’s defection through a letter received to that effect, the Senate Presient , Ahmad Lawan, said the Kano Central Senator wishes to officially inform his colleagues of his defection.
Shekarau in the letter read by the Senate President, said his defection and that of his supporters in Kano, from NNPP to PDP, was to carry out their political aspirations in a party well disposed to them.
Shekarau was then welcomed by PDP senators led by the minority leader , Philip Aduda, and the minority whip, Chukwuka Utazi, who joyfully embraced Shakarau for defecting to their party.