Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, a former governor of Kano State, has publicly declared his switch from the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This occurs just three months after Shekarau left the All Progressives Congress for the NNPP.
At his Mundubawa residence in Kano on Monday, Shekarau made the announcement.
He was publicly welcomed into the PDP by party leaders including Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman, and presidential contender Atiku Abubakar.
Shekarau added that he had notified the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in writing of his decision to withdraw from the NNPP’s candidacy for Kano Central senator.
Other PDP bigwigs in attendance include the party’s vice-presidential candidate and Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa; governors of Sokoto and Taraba, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and Darius Ishaku.
Others are former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, the chairman of the BOT of the party, former governors of Jigawa (Saminu Turaki and Sule Lamido), Sokoto (Attahiru Bafarawa), Kaduna (Ahmed Makarfi), Adamawa (Boni Haruna), among others.