Ex-Kano State Governor Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has formally defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressive Congress.
Ibrahim Shekarau made the formal declaration after a meeting with supporters held at his Mundubawa avenue residence in Kano, on Saturday.
The former Minister said he decided to dumped PDP due to the injustice the national leadership of the party meted against the state leadership of the PDP and his followers.
He noted that the main reason for taking the decision is due to the concession of 51 per cent of the party’s leadership structure from state to ward level to a presidential aspirant and former Kano governor , Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, who recently decamped to the party.
He defected along with the dissolved state executive vice chairman, Ibrahim KT; state secretary, Auwalu Danzabuwa and state women leader, Hajiya Riga.
Others who decamped with him served on his cabinet when he was governor, including some gubernatorial aspirants under the PDP including Mustapha Maimansaleta, Bashir Ishaq, Muhammad Bello, Sarki Labaran and Garba Yusuf.
Solacebase observed that a gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Salihu Sagir Takai, who Ibrahim Shekarau supported in 2011 and 2015 and about 40 out of the 44 local government chairmen of the PDP in the state were not present during the formal declaration.