A former Governor of Kano State, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress for the New Nigeria Peoples Party.
The former Director-General of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s Support Group, AbdulMumin Jibrin, announced this on his Twitter handle.
The tweet reads, “BREAKING- Sen Ibrahim Shekarau joins NNPP. Details later.”
Later, the party tweeted photographs of the visit of NNPP leader, Rabiu Kwankwaso, to Shekarau’s home.
“His Excellency Engr Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso paid a congratulatory visit today to former Gov (Sen) Ibrahim Shekarau after he decamped to NNPP,” the party posted.
Shekarau represents Kano Central in the Senate.
The 66-year-old senator was a former Nigerian minister of education and two-term Governor of Kano State in Nigeria.
He was elected in April 2003 and reelected in April 2007.
He was one of the candidates who aspired to become president in the Nigerian general elections of 2011.