Ibrahim Shekarau, a former Governor of Kano state, has defected to the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) from the All Progressives Congress.
The former DG of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s Support Group AbdulMumin Jibrin, who recently joined the NNPP made the disclosure via a tweet on his official Twitter page.
The tweet reads, “BREAKING- Sen Ibrahim Shekarau joins NNPP. Details later.”
There had been some back and forth about Shekarau’s planned defection to the NNPP, with some power brokers in the APC said to be negotiating with the former governor not to leave the ruling party.
However, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso has been at the helm of the vanguard, working to ensure Shekarau’s defection from the APC to the NNPP.
On Sunday, Kwankwaso stormed the residence of Shekarau in Kano to work out details of the defection.