Ex-Kano Governor, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau has opened up on why he defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP.
While responding to questions from the BBC Hausa service, Shekarau said his reasons was to save his State from its current predicament.
TORI reported that Sen. Ibrahim Shekarau representing Kano Central dumped the ruling APC and joined camp with Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso into the NNPP.
According to him, “We have been talking with my brother, Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso for a long time, because we are worried about the future of Kano.
“We have talked and told ourselves that we must bring about change in Kano. If we do not look back at our people and find a solution for Kano, God will hold us accountable. Our concern is the development of the people of Kano and Nigeria,” he said.
He explained that they decided to leave the APC because of the party’s injustice and the leadership crisis in the Ganduje-led faction.
“Instead of the party leadership convening a meeting to resolve the issue as a family matter within a few hours of the appeal court judgment, they rushed and granted a certificate of recognition to the other faction.
“Also, since the 2019 elections, one seat has been given to us by the Governor (Finance Commissioner, Shehu Na’allah Kura), despite our contributions. We have brought in millions of people who have served us for almost twenty years but nothing was done to them,” he said.