A former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has refuted a claim by his spokesman, Sule Ya’u, that he has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
In an audio clip repeatedly aired on some radio stations in Kano on Tuesday, Shekarau, a presidential aspirant, said he is still making consultations with his political associates on the next line of action.
According to Premium Times, he said his followers know he has a tradition of consulting political associates before taking any critical decision, and will make his position known to the public, himself, at an appropriate time.
He therefore appealed to his followers to remain calm, and wait further direction.
“People are aware with the current trend in PDP Kano State. The national leadership has announced dissolution of Kano state executives of PDP. We have challenged this decision in court, because it contradicts the constitution of the PDP. We are still making consultation with PDP leaders in Kano for next line of action.
“You are aware in my political history, before I take any decision, I consult my political associates. I am still making such consultation. I am appealing to my supporters to exercise patient. I will make my position known to public myself at an appropriate time,” Mr Shekarau said.
Shekarau is expected to make his position known on Wednesday.
On Monday, Ya’u told BBC Hausa that his boss has dumped the PDP due to the dissolution of Kano PDP state executives and formation of a caretaker committee under Rabiu Bichi, former Secretary to Kano State Government and a close political associate of Rabiu Kwankwaso, another presidential candidate and ex-governor of the state.
Following the dissolution of the Mas’ud Doguwa-led executive, the members obtained an interim court judgement setting aside its dissolution.