Shekarau Consider leaving Kwankwaso’s NNPP, Cites Betrayal As Reason


A frmer Kano State Governor, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau on Monday terminated his alliance with Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, another former Governor.

By terminating the alliance, Shekarau dumped the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), explaining that the Presidential candidate of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and his group betrayed the trust reposed on him by aligning with NNPP couple of months ago.

Shekarau who spoke on Monday at a meeting with Shura advisory council drawn from 44 local government areas of the state which held at Kano Foundation Hall, explained that “All the agreement we had with him were betrayed by Kwankwaso and his boys and they did not accommodate one single person from my camp”.

According to him, “We reached an agreement to accommodate my supporters into various elective positions in the party, but until now, the committee set up could not accommodate one single person apart from the Senatorial slot given to me”.

“I will never be a party to injustice. My integrity is utmost and not any political position that will make me compromise it and that of my people. Nobody will use position or money against my integrity”.

“Iam a man of honour and integrity but his Governorship candidate (Abba Kabir Yusuf) who was given the responsibility to look at areas to accommodate my people into various elective positions never for one single day do so or even call for meeting talk less of accepting my supporters to contest”.

“Nobody will use money to change my conscience. I was a governor for eight years in Kano and people believed in my integrity. Iam still living in a rented house in Abuja and never allocated a single plot of land to myself when I served as Governor in Kano and I challenged anyone who knows my plot of land to expose it’.

Shekarau declined to inform his followers on whether he is leaving the NNPP, but assured that the next line of action will be communicated to them within a few weeks to come.