It was alleged that Sule Ya’u Sule, Shekarau’s media aide who spoke with Daily Trust and on Freedom Radio, said the former Governor’s decision to dump PDP was reached after “heated debates” with his supporters.
“I want confirm to you that Shekarau has decided to defect from PDP to APC due to the injustice meted on him and his supporters by the PDP leadership,” he said.
“My boss has met with Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, in Abuja yesterday and concluded plans for our return to APC. He will meet with all the concerned stakeholders in Kano and then make his defection public.”
It was further claimed that there was no way Ibrahim Shekarau and his supporters could remain in PDP, watching the national leadership of the party dance to the tune of Rabiu Kwankwaso, a presidential aspirant and former Governor of the state, at the expense of other leaders of the party.
However taking to his Twitter handle to deny the claim, Ibrahim Shekarau tweeted;
“I’m still in@officialPDPNig,the#PDPKano consultations is still ongoing. HE Ibrahim Shekarau denied dumping PDP so far”
Ibrahim Shekarau was born in Kurmawa Quarters in Kano City on the 5th of November 1955. He attended Makama Primary School, Aminu Kano Commercial College, and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU) where he graduated with a degree in Mathematics Education in 1979.
He was also two term President of all Nigerian Secondary Schools Teachers Association.
Governor Malam Ibrahim Shekarau also held various positions in Kano state civil service. These include Director Planning Research and Statistics, Ministry of Education Headquarters, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Rural and Community Development. Permanent Secretary Administration and General Services, Cabinet Office. And Permanent Secretary, Civil Service Commission.
Mallam Shekarau retired voluntarily from the service of Kano State civil service in October 2001, and joined politics in 2002. He was democratically elected in a landslide victory as Governor of Kano State defeating the incumbent Governor (then 2003) Eng. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.