There are strong indications that a former Governor of Kano State, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau may defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress (APC).
The development was a fall out of an accidental meeting at the burial of a popular Kano business mogul, SD Yakasai where Senator Shekarau was sighted with the Kano State Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje who later offered him a drive to his Mundubawa home.
Multiple sources familiar with the emerging trend confirmed that Shekarau’s decision to dump PDP for the APC is to support his former ally, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna to actualize his ambition of becoming the Governor of Kano State.
Gawuna was known to have been among the top loyalists of Shekarau when served as chairman of Nasarawa local government area of the state.
The sources who chose to remain anonymous revealed that Shekarau supporters have been instructed to vote for Mr Gawuna of APC instead of the PDP candidate, Sadiq Wali.
The visit to Shekarau residence by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Friday, confirmed the plans for Mr Shekarau back to APC.
Insiders informed that Shekarau was angry over the last Presidential election in which the Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar bypassed Shekarau and handed over campaign funds to anorher persons instead of Mr Shekarau.
Malam Shekarau voluntarily left APC after his G7 lost the leadership of the party to Ganduje, joined Kwankwaso temporarily in the NNPP, before he settled with the PDP in an elaborate ceremony that attracted Atiku Abubakar, and other notable stalwarts of the opposition party.
In his reaction to the emerging development, Shekarau described his purported return to APC as a rumour
Shekarau who spoke through his special Adviser on media, Dr Sule Yau Sule explained :To clear certain misconception, today after the Janaza of SDY, Governor Ganduje offered a ride to His Excellency Senator Ibrahim Shekarau to Makabira, from where they visited the family of the deceased after which he took Sardauna back to his house”.