The Senator representing Kano Central Senatorial district, Ibrahim Shekarau decamped from the All Progressive Congress (APC) to join the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
The former Kano state governor’s defection was announced on Wednesday by the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, after the upper legislative Chamber resumed from a two hour closed door meeting in Abuja.
According to Shekarau, his decision to quit the ruling party was due to marginalization and lack of internal democracy in the Kano Chapter of the APC.
The letter reads, “I kindly write to formally notify you of my resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC), and declaration for the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP).
“My resignation from the APC was born out of the marginalization of all major critical stakeholders, and lack of internal democracy, in the Kano State chapter of the APC, plus the total absence of the principle of inclusiveness in the affairs of the Party and its Government at all levels in the State.
“All efforts to resolve the long protracted crisis in the State, in the last two years, including the involvement of the national Headquarters of the APC, failed due to the non-cooperation of the Kano State Governor and party leadership in the State,” he said.