Senator Ibrahim Shekarau (Kano Central) on Wednesday at plenary formally announced his defection from the New Nigeria Peoples Party to the Peoples Democratic Party.

The ex-Kano State Governor had on August 29, 2022 defected along with his supporters to the PDP to the NNPP.

He defected based on issues bordering on alleged unfair treatment by the leadership of the party.

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, read the letter announcing his official defection.

Shekarau, in the letter, said his defection and that of thousands of his supporters in Kano State from NNPP to PDP was to actualise their political aspirations in a party that accommodates them.

After the announcement, PDP senators led by the Minority Leader, Philip Aduda, and Minority Whip, Chukwuka Utazi, embraced Shakarau for defecting to their party.


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