Shekarau reportedly muls over defection as crisis in Kwankwaso’s NNPP deepens

  • The NNPP is yet to meet terms of agreement for Senator Ibrahim Shekarau’s defection from the APC, hence the unrest in the party
  • This has also paved a way for the ruling party and the PDP to be wooing the northern senator into their fold ahead of 2023
  • One of the conditions given to the NNPP by Shekarau is that his loyalists will be given nomination tickets for 2023, a situation yet to happen

KanoMonths after Senator Ibrahim Shekarau’s defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC), there are indications that his membership in the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) will be short-lived.

This is as some moves are already underway from the ruling party and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to get him into their camps, Daily Trust reports.

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Kwankwaso, Shekarau
Sources say Shekarau may defect to the APC or the PDP soon
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At the moment, there is unrest in Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s NNPP over the failure of the former Kano governor to meet the senator’s conditions for defecting from the APC.

One of the conditions is that at the point of joining the NNPP, Kwankwaso will make sure some persons loyal to Shekarau are to get nomination tickets for certain key offices in 2023.

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However, the failure of Kwankwaso to meet the terms of agreement and the INEC’s closure for substitution of candidates based on its timetable have created disaffection among Shekarau’s men.

A member of the Shura Council, the highest decision-making body of Shekarau’s structure, who spoke with journalists recently made it known that the NNPP is yet to address the demands made to it before the defection.

Shekarau’s spokesman, Dr. Sule Yau Sule, also confirmed the development and noted that it is true that the APC and the PDP are wooing his principal to defect from the NNPP.

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2023: Former governor, 2 Kano bigwigs, win NNPP senatorial tickets

Recall that Shekarau had won the Kano Central Senatorial District ticket of the NNPP.

The former governor will be contesting to return to the 10th senate in 2023 under the NNPP, a new political party led by Kwankwaso.

Senator Shekarau won the party’s ticket unopposed at the primary in Gezawa, headquarters of Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State on Monday, June 6.


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