Shekarau Demanded 20 Reps, 2 Senate Seats, 10 Commissionership Slots to Remain in APC – Ganduje
POLITICS DIGEST – Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has revealed what made Sen. Ibrahim Shekarau to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, for the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP.
Shekarau, also a former Governor of the State, and incumbent Senator representing Kano Central Senatorial District in the Red Chamber, last month, decamped from the APC to join NNPP, over power tussle with a faction of the Kano APC led by Ganduje.
Speaking on the Television Continental, TVC’s, ‘Journalist Hangout’ show on Friday, the Kano State Governor, said his refusal to accede to some ‘political requests’ of Shekarau was the reason the latter quit APC.
According to Ganduje, Sen. Shekarau had asked him to concede two Senatorial, and 20 House of Representatives’ seats, together with 10 Commissionership slots to his camp, ahead of the 2023 general elections, for him to remain in the ruling party.
Describing Shekarau’s request as one that was difficult for him to fulfil, he said he himself, as Kano Governor, had to even forgo his Senatorial ambition for the party’s unity and cohesion in the State.
Ganduje, expressed belief that APC is still formidable in the State, despite Shekarau’s departure to team up with Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the national leader of the NNPP.